Case Alert: In re Wagner (2021)

Case Summary
October 4, 2021

(1) Courts may not automatically prohibit children from testifying about abuse. Each decision about accepting a child's testimony must be made case-by-case.

(2) In a custody case, courts must consider evidence of abuse affecting other children not part of the case.

(3) Sexual assault against a partner or other children is relevant to any custody case.

Child Abuse & Protection
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