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Argued October 21, 2008

Before RUIZ and REID, Associate Judges, and STEADMAN, Senior Judge.

Appellant, Pamela Fields, the maternal great aunt of A.W., a minor, appeals from the trial court’s order granting “sole legal and physical custody of [A.W.] . . . to [appellee,] Gary Mayo,” A.W.’s biological father.*fn1 Ms. Fields contends, in part, that the case should be remanded to the trial court for consideration as to whether she should be recognized as a “de facto parent” under D.C. Code § 16-831.01 et seq. (2008 Supp.), a statute enacted after the entry of the trial court’s order in this case, and after the filing of her brief in this court. She maintains that the trial court committed error by improperly applying a presumption in favor of Mr. Mayo as a biological parent, and concomitantly, imposing on her, the de facto parent, the burden of establishing by clear and convincing evidence that custody of A.W. by Mr. Mayo “would be detrimental to [A.W.'s] best interests.” She also complains that the trial court (1) ignored K.W.’s wishes and K.W.’s “fundamental interest regarding the custody of her son,” and (2) failed to “give sufficient weight” to the recommendations of the guardian ad litem. Discerning neither prejudicial error nor abuse of discretion, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

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