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Michele A. Zavos

Michele Zavos’s Legal Cases

3 total

  • Jane Doe v. Ruth Roe

    Practice Area:
    Child Custody
    Outcome:
    settlement agreement for visitation
    Description:
    This was a case in which a same-sex couple were together for many years and raised children together. One member of the couple was the biological mother of the children, but the couple together decided to have the children and raise them as their own. After the break-up, the biological mother eventually refused to let the nonbiological mother see the children. During the course of litigation we were able to settle the case so our client could visit with her children.
  • Fisher-Davenport v. Bowser

    Practice Area:
    Adoption
    Outcome:
    Virginia Supreme Court ordered that both parents must ne listed on the birth certificate.
    Description:
    This was a challenge to Virginia's policy to refuse to list same-sex parents on a child's birth certificate.
  • Port v. Cowan

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    May 18, 2012
    Outcome:
    The MD Court of Appeals held that Maryland must recognize this marriage for purposes of divorce, which meant that MD must recognize out of state valid marriages between same-sex couples.
    Description:
    Jessica Port was married to Virginia Cowan. They attempted to divorce in Prince George's County, Maryland, and their divorce was denied because they were a same-sex couple.