Articles Posted in Medical Decision Making

Can a putative father obtain an injunction in a Wisconsin paternity case before he has been adjudicated the father? The answer – at least in one court – appears to be “yes.”

Mom filed a paternity action regarding her unborn child. Alleged dad learned that mom was planning to subject the baby to an elective medical procedure shortly after the baby’s birth. Specifically, mom was planning to have the baby circumcised.

Alleged Dad objected to the circumcision on health and cultural grounds. Dad moved for a temporary order enjoining the parties from consenting to non-emergency medical procedures pending further order.