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Domestic Relations  –  Parent & Child – TPR – Attorneys – Ineffective Assistance Claim (access required)

  During the respondent-mother’s termination-of-parental-rights hearing, the active participation of respondent’s counsel consisted of a short cross-examination of one of DSS’s witnesses in the course of the adjudication stage, along with the presentation of a conciliatory closing argument after both the adjudication and disposition stages. Since counsel highlighted the positive aspects of respondent’s case, any candor, ...

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