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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
Wyatt v. McDermott
Citation:725 S.E.2d 555
E.Z. is the biological daughter of Wyatt and Colleen Fahland. Prior to his birth, Wyatt accompanied Fahland to doctors’ appointments and made plans with Fahland to raise their child together. Without his knowledge, Fahland’s parents retained attorney McDermott to arrange for an adoption. McDermott advised encouraged Fahland to keep Wyatt in the dark regarding adoption proceedings, and she did not tell him when she gave birth to her child. Utah residents then adopted the child. Wyatt then initiated proceedings to obtain custody of the child.
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