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June. 2022

Summer 2022 Family Law Newsletter: Court ruling limits reach of demand for DNA sample

The recently published Summer 2022 Family Law Newsletter analyzes a recent appeals court decision denying the request of a man that a decedent’s daughter submit to genetic testing to help him prove he is a biological son and heir of the deceased man.

The recent case demonstrates how far a court may be willing under a paternity law to accommodate someone who claims to be a long-lost relative entitled to a share of deceased person’s estate.

The Summer 2022 newsletter, published by partner Gary Owen Todd, addresses other important Family Law issues, including whether COVID justifies modifying alimony payments, the importance of buy-sell agreements to minimize business disruption during a divorce, and why a state’s jurisdiction over a divorce has potentially significant implications.

Mr. Todd, a Founding Partner at the firm, is recognized locally and nationally as a preeminent family law attorney concentrating on domestic relations and probate litigation.  He has successfully negotiated, mediated, and tried numerous family law issues at the trial court and appellate levels.