Trusts & Estates Bulletin

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In re Charlotte D.

Trusts & Estates Bulletin is published monthly by the Trusts & Estates Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA).

David C. Nelson,
Loeb & Loeb LLP, Editor


(Cases appear in chronological order, with the oldest cases appearing first.) 

-Family Law-
Probate Code Sec. 1516.5, which permits termination of parental rights and adoption of child by guardian without a finding of parental unfitness if child has been in custody of guardian for at least two years and would benefit from adoption, is unconstitutional to extent it is applied to unwed fathers who have made a full commitment to their parental responsibilities.
In re Charlotte D. - filed February 15, 2006, Second District, Div. Six
Cite as 2006 SOS 849
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