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The DC Code: § 16-831.03 Action for custody of a child by a de facto parent.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
A de facto parent may file a complaint for custody of a child or a motion to intervene in any existing action involving custody of the child.
An individual who establishes that he or she is a de facto parent by clear and convincing evidence shall be deemed a parent for the purposes of §§ 16- 911, 16-914, 16-914.01, and 16-916, and for the purposes of this chapter if a third party is seeking custody of the child of the de facto parent.
(1) All proceedings involving a parent and a de facto parent, including an action for child support, shall be governed by §§ 16-911, 16-914, 16- 914.01, and 16-916.
A custody proceeding involving a third party and a de facto parent shall be governed by the provisions of this chapter.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 17-353 validated a previously made technical correction in the section designation. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2(b) of Safe and Stable Homes for Children and Youth Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-69, July 9, 2007, 54 DCR 6826). Legislative History of Laws For Law 17-21, see notes following § 16-831.01. For Law 17-353, see notes following § 16-571.01. DC CODE § 16-831.03 Current through December 11, 2012


(Sept. 20, 2007, D.C. Law 17-21, § 2(b), 54 DCR 6835; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-353, § 217(d), 56 DCR 1117.)