A Michigan man is challenging a state law that says he cannot demand visitation or pay child support for a child that is his, but was born while the mother was married to another man.
Today’s Detroit News article looks at the case of Daniel Quinn, a 32-year-old man who is the biological father of his 3-year-old daughter. The girl’s mother was married – and still is – and according to Michigan law, Quinn has no parental standing because if the mother of the child is married at the time of birth to another man, then the husband is responsible for the child, not the biological father.
Quinn told the paper he is just looking to be involved in his daughter’s life.
“I’m a good dad,” he said. “Why should I not have rights to my child? Everything I do is for her.”
Quinn is currently awaiting a ruling from the Michigan Court of Appeals on whether he has paternal standing.
What about you? Have any readers had similar experiences you would like to share?