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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cynthia Moschetta, who helped rear a child born to her estranged husband and a surrogate mother, won extended visitation rights to the 7-month-old girl Friday. But Orange County Superior Court Judge Nancy Wieben Stock refused to allow visitation rights for the surrogate, who announced that she would seek custody of the baby when she learned that the couple, for whom she bore the child, were divorcing.
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April 19, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a ruling that could bolster the rights of surrogate mothers in California, a Superior Court judge in Orange County ruled Thursday that a surrogate mother is the legal parent of the baby girl she bore for a couple who are now divorcing. Surrogate mother Elvira Jordan, who has seen her now 10-month-old daughter only four times since the baby went home from the hospital with Robert and Cynthia Moschetta, will be permitted to visit the child while permanent custody arrangements are worked out.
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September 27, 1991 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County Superior Court judge Thursday rejected recommendations from court-appointed experts and granted joint custody of a 15-month-old girl to the child's surrogate mother and the biological father. Experts on family law said they believed this was the first time that a surrogate has been granted joint custody of a child.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Moschetta never attempted to dupe either his wife or the surrogate mother they hired to bear his child, his attorney said Thursday. "There are easier ways to get a child than this, believe me," Moschetta said into a jumble of microphones at the conclusion of four days of testimony in Orange County Superior Court over custody of his 10-month-old daughter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1991 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A surrogate mother who earlier this year was declared a legal parent of the baby girl she bore for an infertile couple begins another court battle today--this time to win sole custody of the child. Surrogate mother Elvira Jordan, 42, who lives in Los Angeles County, sought custody of the child after she learned that the couple she had the baby for was getting a divorce.
NEWS
October 12, 1991
Robert P. Moschetta, who is in a legal battle with the surrogate mother of his daughter, has petitioned the 4th District Court of Appeal for a court order giving him full, rather than joint legal and physical, custody of Marissa Moschetta. On Sept. 26, an Orange County Superior Court judge granted both legal and physical custody of Marissa to her birth mother, Elvira Jordan, and Moschetta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A surrogate mother who was awarded joint custody of a child she bore for an infertile couple is violating a judge's order by keeping the toddler longer than she is supposed to, the biological father has charged in court papers. The child's father, Robert Moschetta, is asking Orange County Superior Court Judge Nancy Wieben Stock to find surrogate Elvira Jordan in contempt for allegedly breaching the joint-custody arrangement. A hearing on the matter has been set for Feb. 13.
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November 18, 1995 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending an odd custody war that drew national attention, a surrogate mother on Friday was stripped of shared parental authority over her 5-year-old daughter when the judge ruled the child would be safer and healthier in the care of her biological father. Brushing aside the issues of surrogacy, Orange County Superior Court Judge John C. Woolley awarded primary custody to the father, Robert Moschetta of Los Alamitos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1991 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secret tape recordings, new information about a drug-related arrest of a family member and an emotional appeal from a surrogate mother were part of the court drama Wednesday in the custody battle over a baby girl conceived through artificial insemination. In a surprise move during a hearing before Superior Court Judge Nancy Wieben Stock, attorney Richard C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The emotional and legal hazards of surrogate motherhood contracts will be on display in Orange County Superior Court again today, three months after surrogate Anna M. Johnson lost her bid to keep the baby she bore for an infertile couple. Now comes Moschetta vs. Moschetta, in which an estranged husband and wife are fighting for custody of a 7-month-old baby born to a surrogate mother but handed over to the couple at birth.
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