Can Same-Sex Partner Enforce 'Implied' Shared Child Custody Agreement Over Biological Mother's Objections?
Where Women 'Co-Parented' Child Prior to Separating
In re: Lucy Kathleen Mullen, Case no. 2010-0276
1st District Court of Appeals (Hamilton County)
ISSUE: Did a juvenile court err by refusing to recognize or enforce an alleged “implied” shared custody agreement between the biological mother of a child and the mother’s former same-sex partner after both women planned the child’s conception and birth, supported the child financially and shared parenting duties prior to the breakup of their relationship?