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Equitable Estoppel Doctrine Properly Applied to Find That the Former Same-Sex Domestic Partner Had Standing to Seek Custody and Visitation Re: Children Born During the Relationship, Presumption of Legitimacy Re: A Child Conceived When the Biological Mother Was Previously Married Was Rebutted

The Second Department determined that Family Court properly applied the doctrine of equitable estoppel and the presumption of legitimacy was rebutted in this same-sex domestic-partner case. The biological mother (Perperis) and her domestic partner (Chimienti) were together when both children were born and the relationship lasted three years. The older of the two children was conceived when the biological mother was married, but the couple had separated before the baby was born (followed by divorce), Matter of Chimienti v. Perperis, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 02866, Second Dept 4-17-19

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