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In re Adoption of M.
Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division
722 A.2d 615 (1998)
In 1991, when she was 15 years old, M. (plaintiff) was adopted by a married couple. The couple divorced in November 1997 after having been separated for a period of time. In July 1998, M. gave birth to a son whose paternity was acknowledged by M.’s adoptive father. M. and her adoptive father desired to marry but were prevented by a state law forbidding marriages among specified family members. In order to avoid the law’s prohibition, M. petitioned the Superior Court of New Jersey (defendant) to vacate the judgment of adoption as to her adoptive father. The court considered the petition.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Batten, J.)
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