Nebraska Supreme Court Overturns Decision In Custody BattleJune 1, 2012
A St. Louis man has been denied custody rights after a court ruled Todd Winthrow waited too long to seek custody and he failed to follow-up after learning the mother may be pregnant, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.
The girl is now 12-years-old and living in Omaha. The court’s decision overturned a lower courts ruling transferring custody of the girl from Jeffrey Buldoc, the man who has helped raise her.
In 2001, a court decree granted Winthrow visitation rights and ordered him to pay child support, which stood until 2005 when the courts transferred custody to Buldoc. The court files explaining why the girl’s mother, Amy Long lost custody are sealed.
In 2009, Long sought to regain custody and Winthrow took a paternity test to confirm his paternity. He then also sought custody to establish parental rights. A district court ruled he sought custody within two years of the paternity test and that he was fit to be a parent, so he was granted custody.
This ruling now supersedes the previous ruling and custody was awarded to Bulduc.
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