Archive for March, 2008

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND-MARKOV v. MARKOV

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IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA-IN RE: THE PATERNITY OF K.B.G.

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THE STATE’S PERPETUAL PROTECTION OF ADULTERY: EXAMINING KOESTLER V. POLLARD AND WISCONSIN’S FADED ADULTERY TORTS

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ADOPTION FORMS AND CONSEQUENCES

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THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF ADOPTION:

ITS EFFECTS ON CHILDREN AND PARENTS

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THE PEOPLE ex rel. THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC AID Appellant, v. ROMEL C. SMITH, Appellee

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SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Documents trump DNA when it comes to deciding a child’s legal father, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court held that a man who signed a paternity agreement saying he fathered a baby cannot challenge the document now, even though DNA tests prove he isn’t the biological father. The agreement can be challenged if it was obtained through fraud or duress but not because it is simply wrong, the court said.

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