BAM‘s Alex Goldstein Published in Law Week Colorado

BAM‘s Alex Goldstein Published in Law Week Colorado

BAM Family Law is pleased to announce that associate attorney Alexandra Goldstein has had an article published in Law Week Colorado, the state’s top legal trade publication.

The article, “Adoption, LGBTQ+ Rights in Colorado,” looks at child custody battles for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the current political climate. The article examines whether LGBTQ+ parents in Colorado are at risk of losing their parental rights if they choose not to adopt their child.

Fortunately, Alex concludes that the law in Colorado clearly establishes that parentage can be established beyond biology and that “a person may gain the status of a child’s natural parent by holding the child out as his [or her] own.”

This stands in contrast to states such as Oklahoma where in a recent case it was ruled that a woman did not have legal rights to the child she shared with her former partner because she had never formally adopted the child.

To read Alex’s article in full, please click here.