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    • Challenges in Handling Imprecise Parentage Matters 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2015)
      Legal parentage under American state laws is significantly and rapidly evolving. And, it is increasingly imprecise. No longer is legal parentage only defined at precise moments in time or for particular conduct, as by ...
    • Dangers in De Facto Parenthood 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2014)
      The almost infinite variety of family relationships that pervade our everchanging society necessitate new forms of parentage for children with only one parent. These new forms arise long after the childrens’ births and are ...
    • Expanded Stepparent and Grandparent Third-Party Childcare in Illinois 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2015)
      Recognizing the need for reforms involving, inter alia, parental and third-party childcare interests, the Illinois General Assembly created a study committee, resulting in several proposed amendments to the Illinois Parentage ...
    • De Facto Parent and Nonparent Child Support Orders 

      Parness, Jeffrey A.; Timko, Matthew L. (2018)
      For ever so long U.S. state laws have recognized the federal constitutional right to “care, custody and control” of a child vested in the opposite sex married couple who bore the child of sex or in any formal adoptive ...
    • Federal Constitutional Childcare Interests and Superior Parental Rights in Illinois 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2013)
      Even without a majority rationale, the opinions in Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000), support the notion that there are federal constitutional “liberty interests of parents in the care, custody, and control of their ...
    • Federal Constitutional Childcare Parents 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2016)
      The U.S. Supreme Court has long recognized federal constitutional childcare rights in parents that may not be easily diminished or eliminated by government. Yet it has allowed these childcare rightsholders to be chiefly ...
    • For Those Not John Edwards: More and Better Paternity Acknowledgments at Birth 

      Parness, Jeffrey A.; Townsend, Zachary (2010)
      When former U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate John Edwards (finally) declared his paternity of Quinn, born of sex to Rielle Hunter, many assumed he could then begin to raise as well as financially support the child ...
    • Formal Declarations of Intended Childcare Parentage 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2017)
      Legal parentage for childcare purposes under American state laws is significantly and rapidly expanding, with the new norms growing increasingly imprecise. No longer is childcare parentage, that is, parentage carrying the ...
    • Legal Paternity (and Other Parenthood) After Lehr and Michael H. 

      Parness, Jeffrey A.; Townsend, Zachary (2012)
      Actual genetic ties do not always establish, or even help to establish, legal paternity of children born of consensual sex, that is, male parental rights and/or duties as of the time of birth. Paternity status, typically ...
    • Parentage Law (R)Evolution: The Key Questions 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2013)
      American state parentage laws have evolved significantly in the past half century in response to changes in both reproductive technologies and human conduct. Yet further evolution, if not a revolution, seems inevitable. ...
    • Parentage Prenups and Midnups 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2015)
      In July 2012, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws recommended for enactment in all American states the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act. Unlike its predecessor, the Act treats ...
    • Procreative Sex and Same Sex Parents 

      Parness, Jeffrey A.; Townsend, Zachary (2012)
      New state-sanctioned family units headed by couples in committed relationships are on the rise. They include marriages encompassing same sex couples, civil unions, and domestic partnerships. These new family units can ...
    • Reforming the Processes for Challenging Voluntary Acknowledgements of Paternity 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2017)
      Voluntary acknowledgements of paternity (VAPs) significantly determine male legal parentage at birth for many children born of sex to unwed mothers in the United States. VAP processes are chiefly dictated by the federal ...