Although this case did not take place in New Jersey, it is just one of many examples of the growing number of fathers' rights cases being filed today as families continue to become more unique and unconventional.
The case was filed by man in an attempt to gain custody and visitation rights of the adopted son of his ex-wife. According to court documents, the ex-wife was in the process of adopting the boy, now three years old, when she and the plaintiff were married in 2009. They filed for divorce about a year later. But because the plaintiff had not filed stepparent adoption papers for the boy, he was not entitled to custody or visitation of the child.