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Child Custody Laws In Richmond Virginia For Unmarried Parents

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Oliver v. Oliver

Facts:

The natural mother was unmarried and gave birth to a child. Four days later, she signed a petition giving her consent to the child’s adoption by the adoptive parents. The adoptive parents took custody of the baby and filed a petition for adoption of the child. The trial court entered an interlocutory order of adoption; however, no final order of adoption was entered. Three days after the interlocutory order was entered, the natural mother and father of the baby were married. The natural mother filed a petition seeking to vacate the interlocutory order, and the trial court entered a decree affirming the interlocutory order and dismissing the natural mother’s petition. The mother appealed. The father filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus ad subjiciendum seeking the release of the baby from the adoptive parents’ unlawful restraint.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • The court permits to take into consideration matters brought to light during the pendency of an interlocutory order of adoption, and if good cause is shown why the adoption should not be consummated, then the interlocutory order may be vacated. A “good cause” is said to be a “legally sufficient ground or reason.”
  • Legal adoption exists only by statute, there having been no such thing in common law. Under Virginia’s adoption laws an order in an adoption proceeding cannot be treated as a finality when such proceeding has stopped short of a final decree.

If you are dealing with child custody in Virginia or about to go through child custody in Virginia, contact us for help.

Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today about your Child Custody Case. An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

A Sris
Sris Law Group
1-804-201-9009

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