Divided Panel Overturns a Finding of Neglect

, New York Law Journal


Manhattan appellate judges differed on just how much effort a woman made getting her troubled teenaged daughter to school, with a slim majority overturning a Family Court judge's finding of neglect.

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    Inexplicable. The liberal bias of the First Department is again on full display. Do we allow mom to just give up on this child? or to ‘do the minimum?‘ Or is mom required to meet her child‘s needs? The law requires that mom make more than minimal efforts to meet the needs of the child

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