IC v. DW

Father and Mother had a sexual encounter in Portland, Oregon. Mother became pregnant as a result of the encounter. Mother returned to her hometown of Jackson, Wyoming, where the parties’ child was born. Father remained in Washington. Father filed a petition to establish paternity, custody and support and later filed additional pleadings concerning custody and visitation. The district court granted the parties joint legal custody, awarded primary physical custody to Mother, and awarded Father visitation. The Supreme Court (1) affirmed the district court’s award of primary physical custody to Mother, holding that the custody determination was not an abuse of the court’s discretion; but (2) remanded for further proceedings so that the district court could develop a visitation plan that provides additional detail with regard to visitation and covers a longer portion of the child’s life. View "IC v. DW" on Justia Law

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