Higgins v. CumberAnnotate this Case
In 2003, a child (Child) was born to Tracy Cumber. Steven Higgins was found to be the birth father and was designated the primary residential parent. Steven subsequently married Karen Higgins. Steven died in 2009. Tracy was subsequently granted primary residential custody of the Child, and the Child started living with Tracy and her husband, Randy Cumber. In 2011, Randy adopted the Child. In the meantime, Karen filed a petition requesting visitation with the Child. The district court granted the petition, and the Cumbers appealed. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the district court did not apply the correct analysis when it determined that visitation was in the best interests of the Child.