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Legal Standard for Termination of Parental Rights

Posted on : January 5, 2017, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Legal Standard for Termination of Parental Rights

Legal Standard for Termination of Parental Rights New York law allowed the state to terminate the rights of parents if the court found that a child was “permanently neglected.” The law required that a “fair preponderance of the evidence” support that finding. Does the Due Process Clause require a higher standard than preponderance of the […]

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Mental Illness and the Family Law Court System in Arizona

Posted on : September 8, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Mental Illness and the Family Law Court System in Arizona

Mental Illness and the Family Law Court System in Arizona Under Arizona law, a child can be declared dependent if her parent or parents are unable to parent. The court can also sever parental rights to allow for a permanent placement for the child. Does it violate the due process rights of an incompetent parent […]

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