Case Alert: In re J.M. (2020)

Case Summary
July 20, 2020

(1) Survivors often struggle to leave abusive partners. In dependency cases where the survivor has been separated from their children, courts must consider the survivor's progress toward leaving the abuser.

(2) Parents of disabled children with higher-than-average needs may not be held to a higher-than-average standard of parenting skill or resources.

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