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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Termination of Parental Rights – Attorneys – Ineffective Assistance Claim – No Prejudice (access required)

At the hearing on DSS’s motion to terminate the respondent-Mother’s parental rights, Mother’s counsel moved to continue, explaining that, though Mother was absent, counsel had sent Mother notice of the hearing and Mother usually appeared at hearings. The motion to continue was denied, and Mother’s counsel declined to cross-examine DSS’s witnesses, to present evidence, or ...

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