Ramsden v. Peterson

February 16, 2024

This opinion explains “there are divergent views on whether” Minor’s Counsel can make “recommendations” in custody and visitation cases.  This Court holds Minor’s Counsel can indeed make “recommendations” “regarding custody, visitation, and other issues relevant to their client’s interests.”  In this case, the trial court granted Mother’s request to move, over Father’s objection, to Illinois with their daughter.  The Court of Appeal affirmed, concluding the trial court properly allowed Minor’s Counsel to give their recommendation, properly admitted evidence asserted to be hearsay, and properly applied the correct legal standards for the move-away request.


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