FIRST ON 3: Boseman files for joint custody of second ex-partner’s son

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Submitted: Wed, 02/01/2012 - 7:45pm
Updated: Thu, 02/02/2012 - 1:36pm

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — For a second time, former state Sen. Julia Boseman is suing an ex-partner for joint custody of the other woman’s child.

Boseman filed a complaint for child custody in Brunswick County yesterday against Chrystal Medlin. Medlin gave birth two years ago to a baby boy, and Boseman, who argues she also serves as the child’s parent, says she deserves parental rights despite the end of the relationship between the two women.

Medlin has not yet returned a call for comment.

In her filing, Boseman argues that Medlin publicly herself and Boseman out as the child’s parents, encouraged a parent-child relationship between Boseman and the boy and “voluntarily relinquished her paramount parental right to make decisions regarding the minor child by voluntarily ‘sharing decision-making’ authority with” Boseman.

This is not new territory for Boseman. In 2005 she tried to adopt the child she raised with former partner Melissa Jarrell. In that case, Jarrell is also the child’s biological mother. That case went all the way to the North Carolina Supreme Court, where in a 5-2 decision justices overturned a lower court ruling to allow Boseman’s request to adopt Jarrell’s son while waiving a requirement that Jarrell would have to give up her parental rights in the process, because state law does not allow same-sex adoption.

The high court, though, did let stand another lower court ruling allowing the two to have joint custody of the child.

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16 Comments on "FIRST ON 3: Boseman files for joint custody of second ex-partner’s son"

2015 years 8 months ago

A willing male might not be so easy to find.

2015 years 8 months ago

…because you can’t become a lobbyist for gay rights if you sue for custody of your own child. There is no money in that.

2015 years 8 months ago

she & Uncle RC can get together and adopt Frog when he is released in the near future.

2015 years 8 months ago

Why not have a child of your own and stop trying to steal other people’s?

2015 years 8 months ago

because that’s not how she”rolls”… :)

2015 years 8 months ago

Come on Boseman! Aren’t you old enough to be a Grandma? Stop using these young women to have kids for you! Just go out and get your own. Why do you suppose these women left??? Boseman has some serious issues and if she’s looking for someone to blame – she should start by looking in the mirror -

Guest CommonTater
2015 years 8 months ago

not having this freak-show in the news for a while now. **sigh** All good things must come to an end I guess……….

**rolls eyes**

2015 years 8 months ago

“helped provide food, clothing, etc” Are you serious? I know both of these mothers and Julia. It may interest the public to know that even though the court gave Julia visitation rights to the first mother’s son, she has not paid one single penny in child support. I’m almost as certain she has no intention of paying support for this child either. She wants all the joy and recognition of parenthood without the financial responsibility. Runs in the family…check out her deadbeat sibling that abandoned his biological child and a son he adopted. That entire family reminds me of Roseanne Barr…redneck trash with money.

2015 years 8 months ago

I think that’s so true. A step parent sometimes spends years establishing a parent/child relationship, only to be denied access to that child when the other parent uses the child as a “tool” to punish them. It’s a shame the children have to suffer because the so called “adults” can’t get along.

Peyton Garrett
2015 years 8 months ago

Jim Bozeman would be so proud.

2015 years 8 months ago

Why do all of the whack-os live in Wilmington?

2015 years 8 months ago

Because they’re all trying to avoid Kblue and his stupid poems.

Das Weibstück
2015 years 8 months ago

While I completely understand that Boseman loves these children they are not biologically her children. The same situation happens everyday when someone marries someone that already has children, they get attached to the kids and then the relationship ends. She cant adopt them for obvious reasons and shes knows this so why keep putting herself in this very painful situation? Boseman needs to have her own children, period.

Tyson's Mom
2015 years 8 months ago

I think Ms. Boseman’s situation is similar to that of a step-parent. She made decisions about the child’s welfare, helped provide food, clothing, etc, but, like a step-parent she has no legal rights after the relationship ends. When my ex and I got divorced, I continued to see my stepson who had lived with us from age 7 to 14, but only because my ex was cooperative.

It is not about stealing someone’s child or having one of your own, but about the bonds that exist between parent/step-parent and child that develops over time. Should the child be deprived of someone who has cared for them and loved them just because the relationship ends?

2015 years 8 months ago

…buy a turkey baster. Lots of Lesbians have babies.

2015 years 8 months ago

It seems to me the only person Julia Boseman loves, is herslf.