Tuesday, May 01, 2007

custody - support - lesbian couple, sperm donor

Jacob v. Jacob - Superior Court - April 30, 2007


Sperm donor-father of children held liable for support -- along with lesbian couple -- on grounds of equitable estoppel and by statute, 23 Pa. C.S. 4321(2). Father -- played active part in children's lives -- ordered joined as indispensable party.

Custody award of lower court confirmed, giving
- shared legal custody to biological mother and her former partner (Appellant)
- primary physical custody to biological mother
- partial physical custody to mother's former partner and biological father (separately)