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In re D.M., H038322

In dependency proceedings of an infant, who was taken into protective custody directly from the hospital where he was born, the juvenile court's finding that the mother's boyfriend, who cannot satisfy the statutory presumptions of paternity set forth in Family Code section 7611, is nevertheless the presumed father entitled to reunification services, is reversed and remanded where the record does not support the essential element of demonstrating that the boyfriend has an existing familial bond with the child sufficient to warrant giving him rights equal to those afforded to a biological father.

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  • Decided 10/24/2012
  • Published 10/24/2012


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