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Parents need to be on their best behavior during the pendency of a child termination suit
For child welfare agencies across the United States, it’s the ultimate measure to use against parents—termination of their parental rights (TPR). Used when there are serious concerns about abuse or neglect, the procedures ...
Intent is key in the legal definition of ‘abandonment’
Establishing clear and convincing evidence that a parent has been neglectful—leaving the children in potentially dangerous circumstances—could be a ground for termination regardless of whether or not physical abuse occurred. ...
When domestic violence is a two-way street, terminating both parents’ rights may be in the best interest of the child
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2022-11-10)
In the recent trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the phrase “mutual abuse” was used by the psychologist testifying on Depp’s behalf. Mutual abuse is a term sometimes used to assign accusations of instigation and abusive ...