Otherinbox Update-Free Beta Trial


From Alex:

Thanks for writing about OtherInbox on your blog. The TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco earlier this month was a great forum to launch our new service to the public and we were really honored to be chosen to participate. We’d like to invite you to join our private beta that we announced at the conference, and we’re happy to extend the invitation to your readers as well! Because we’re in private beta, you need to have a special URL to sign up. This URL will work for 26 invitations (one for you and 25 for your readers) if you want to post as a followup on your blog.

http://beta.otherinbox.com/signup/lennyesq

Please let us know if you have any questions about the service. Thanks again!

~ The OtherInbox Team

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Albany County Family Court Finds Grandmother Has No Visitation Rights


Surrender of Son Extends to Next Generation

By Joel Stashenko–NY Law Journal–Read Entire Article (free registration required)
September 19, 2008
ALBANY – A parent who surrendered custody of her son has no standing to petition for visitation of the children fathered by the son later in life, an upstate Family Court judge has determined.

Judge W. Dennis Duggan of Albany County has held under the meaning of Domestic Relations Law Section 72(1) that a parent who gives up custody of her child ceases to be the “grandparent” of any offspring that child eventually has. The state statute allows grandparents to seek visitation of their grandchildren under narrow circumstances.

Judge Duggan wrote in Matter of Florence Y. v. Madchen M., 26819, that the grandmother agreed when surrendering her son for adoption when he was 12 that she was giving up “all rights to have custody, visit with, speak with, write to or learn about” her son forever.

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Read full text of decision here.