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December 28, 2007

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Child Custody Observer

Foster v Wolkowitz, a UCCJEA child custody case that will be heard before the Michigan Supreme Court, illustrates that no all courts view an unmarried fathers rights as inherent. But more importantly, the case illustrates that courts do not view a child's relationship with an unmarried as one warranting significant protection. In that case, the trial and appellate courts both issued novel rulings in favor of the mother, who took the child to Michigan without the father's consent.

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