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Is it legal to videotape child protective service workers doing in-home visits?
Videotaping a CPS worker taking pictures of a child may depend on several factors.
Are Fourth Amendment rights sufficiently protected whenCPS and DV cases are held virtually?
Many court hearings are now virtual. This means that some or all of the litigants and witnesses participate by video. Are virtual hearings compromising the Fourth Amendment rights of domestic violence victims/survivors ...
What is the role of an outcry witness in proving the continuous sexual abuse of a young child?
The Houston Court of Appeals (First District) recently heard Fernandez v. State. Its ruling provides clear definitions of what role an outcry witness can play in proving allegations of continuous sexual abuse of a young ...
Therapeutic jurisprudence: How judges, lawyers and mental health professionals can be agents of change
Lawyers are charged with advocating for their clients. When a court takes a holistic team approach, zealous advocacy must bow to serving the best interests of families, and especially, the best interests of children. The ...
Parentification, infantilization, and adultification: How might they impact a family law case?
Children may be the recipients of a quiet tsunami of well-intended, but nonetheless inappropriate expectations cast upon them. The parent who uses a child as a shield is manifesting high levels of dependency and emotional ...