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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Termination of Parental Rights – Failure to Make Progress – Bipolar Disorder (access required)

The trial court’s vague findings about respondent’s “disturbing” behavior are insufficient to support its ultimate finding that respondent has failed to make progress while leaving her child in petitioners’ custody. We reverse the trial court’s termination of respondent’s parental rights. ...

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Domestic Relations – Alimony – Future Expenses – Child Support – Changed Circumstances – Health Insurance – Equitable Distribution – Storage Fees – Separate Expense (access required)

Although the plaintiff-wife moved in with her mother after the parties’ separation, the trial court could find that “she cannot be expected to live with her mother permanently,” and its alimony award could take into account plaintiff’s reasonable housing expenses. ...

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