Aug. 2, 2018
The Florida Supreme Court Expands Rights of Biological Parents
An op-ed by Tripp Scott's Douglas Reynolds and Henny Shomar. As published in the DBR.
Connor Perkins knew he was the father. He was there when his girlfriend Treneka Simmonds gave birth to their child in February 2013. He took the child to doctor’s appointments, enrolled the child in daycare, voluntarily paid child support and was referred to as “daddy” by the child. Perkins claimed that he was not aware that the mother was in an intact marriage, which resulted in him being denied parental rights with the child by the Broward Circuit Court.