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Recusal in the context of domestic violence cases where there are children
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2022-10-11)
States have canons of judicial conduct as well as rules governing circumstances when judges should recuse themselves from hearing cases. The rules may provide for judges to remove themselves and/or for litigants or their ...
Medical Neglect Can Be Grounds for Termination of Parental Right
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2022-10-19)
A child’s environment can constitute a source of physical and emotional medical neglect. Termination is warranted where clear and convincing evidence is presented that parents had no plan in place to meet their children’s ...
What to do if you are mistakenly accused of child abuse in a hospital room emergency room
False allegations happen — even inadvertently. Knowing your parental rights can keep your child safe and your family intact.
Questionable judgment by child residential treatment center staff can constitute child abuse
“Good judgment comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgment.” This astute observation, attributed to Dr. Kerr L. White, has daily application when supervising children in a residential treatment setting. While ...
Evaluating the evaluator: Implicit bias in determining parental judgment
Forensic psychologists are called upon to make recommendations to courts about the fitness of parents. Their evaluations can take place in the context of adoptions, custody disputes, and cases involving termination of ...
Combating sexual grooming
(AANLCP: American Association of Life Care Planning, 2023-02)
Unfortunately, sexual grooming is more obvious in hindsight than in real time. And so, the best policy is the ‘roach approach’ – turn on the light!
Is it ethical for a family court judge to make decisions after a custody trial?
Where a judge, absent a jury has listened to the testimony, heard the evidence, determined the credibility of parties and witnesses, and made a determination in a child custody case, one may wonder if continuing on a case ...