Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Title

Family Law Quarterly

Publication Date

Spring 2006


The article introduces the topics discussed within the issue, which defines the law pertaining to the rights and obligations of a third parties with respect to children in the U.S. According to the author, the articles regard whether the law should recognize a continuum of those adults with claims to children in which a third party might deserve more or fewer rights based on his relationship with the child. In the article "Philosophy, Morality and Parental Priority," the fundamental right of parents to raise their children is being dealt with. Another article talks about the rights of same-sex partners in claiming custody of a child.


Introduction: Symposium on Third-Party Rights and Obligations With Respect to Children

Included in

Family Law Commons



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