In the Matter of Matthew Bordalo and Meagan CarterAnnotate this Case
Respondent Meagan Carter (Mother), appealed a Family Division decision that awarded primary parenting responsibility of her minor child (Daughter) jointly to the petitioner, Matthew Bordalo (Father), and the intervenors, John and Karen Bordalo, the Father's parents. Finding no "substantial" relationship between the child and her grandparents, the Supreme Court concluded that the first of four factors in the "Broderick" test were not met. The Court further concluded that the trial court's order awarding joint custody did not meet the fourth Broderick criterion either. Accordingly, the Supreme Court reversed the trial court's order and remanded the case for further proceedings.