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The DC Code: § 16-831.10 Effect of a third-party custody order.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

An order awarding physical or legal custody of a child to a third party shall not terminate the parent and child relationship, including:

The right of the child to inherit from his or her parent;
The parent's right to visit or contact the child, except as limited by court order;
The parent's right to consent to the child's adoption;
The parent's right to determine the child's religious affiliation; and
The parent's responsibility to provide financial, medical, and other support for the child.

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 § 16-831.10 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(k), 56 DCR 1117.)