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Awarding Child Custody To A Nonparent

With Bennett v. Jeffreys in 1976, the New York Court of Appeals established that:"[N]either decisional rule nor statute can displace a fit parent because someone else could do a 'better job' of raising the child ..., so long as the parent or parents have not forfeited their 'rights' by surrender, abandonment, unfitness, persisting neglect or ...

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