Former NC State Senator Locked In Custody Battle With Ex-Girlfriend

Julia Boseman, a former North Carolina state Senator, is involved in a heated custody battle with her ex-girlfriend, Chrystal Medlin, the biological mother of their two-year-old son.

This is not the first time Boseman, 45, has been in court for custody issues: Back in 2005, a different ex, Melissa Jarrell, asked the courts to invalidate Boseman’s adoption of Jarrell’s 10-year-old biological son, Jacob Boseman-Jarrell.

In 2010, that case went to the North Carolina Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of Jarrell because second-partner adoption is not legal in the state. But the court allowed Boseman to keep joint custody—and limited access to Jacob—because it was deemed in the best interest of the child.

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