Hartland Father Wins Rights to Biological Daughter
Daniel Quinn is recognized in court as the biological father to his daughter, Maeleigh.
The Hartland father who has been fighting for rights to his daughter, Maeleigh, won a big battle in court on Monday after a Genesse County judge acknowledged him as the biological father.
In 2008, Quinn’s girlfriend, who at the time was still married to another man, moved to Ohio, taking their young daughter with her.
Quinn went to court but was told that because of a 1956 Michigan law, he had no rights to his daughter and could not be legally recognized as the parent. Instead, parental rights were given to the husband of Maeleigh's mother.
In June, 2012, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a set of bills which reversed the 1956 law and gave Quinn standing in court.