201311.14
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Shannon McLin Carlyle prevails in adoption appeal

126 So. 3d 1236 (Fla. 5th DCA 2013) In a complicated case involving an adoption agency and the father of a child, Shannon McLin Carlyle successfully persuaded the appellate court to reverse and remand an Order which dismissed the adoption agency’s second petition to terminate parental rights.

201311.07
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D.M.T. v. T.M.H.

129 So. 3d 320 (Fla. 2013) In this groundbreaking parental rights case, the Supreme Court of Florida (in a lengthy 4-3 decision) agreed with the Firm that its client, T.M.H., had parental rights to a child she raised with her partner, D.M.T. The same sex couple wanted to have a child, and T.M.H.’s ova was…