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  CUSTODY/CHILD SUPPORT

New York Grandparents Denied Custody in Family Court Case

A New York child custody case in Erie County Family Court has resulted in two children being removed from their grandparents' home and placed with their father in Florida. The kids were taken away from their mother, who was accused of "medical child abuse." The mother's request to have the girls placed with her parents was denied by a judge, who granted the father custody. The grandparents were not parties to the custody dispute.  Dan Herbeck, Buffalo News  12/07/2020

 

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Texas Woman Facing Child Custody Charge After Abducting Son

Law enforcement officials have accused a Texas woman of abducting her child from a North Richland Hills business. The 4-year-old boy was found safe this week and the mother is facing a child custody charge. The 34-year-old mother was taken into custody on Monday and is being held on a $20,000 bail. She is expected to be charged with interference with child custody, a state jail felony.  Domingo Ramirez Jr., Ft. Worth Star Telegram  12/04/2020

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Judge Rules Against Visitation for Accused Murderer Father

A Boston-area father accused of killing his children's mother will not get visitation rights, for now. According to a juvenile court judge, the grandmother, who is caring for the two children, will not be required to take the children to see their father in jail. The father is accused of killing his daughters' mother in January of 2016 and is being held at the Bristol County Jail. His child custody case has been continued to Jan. 21, 2021.  Joe Dwinell, Boston Herald  12/07/2020

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  LAWS/CASES

Electronic Evidence Increasingly Used in Family Law Cases

Courts are increasingly faced with reviewing electronic evidence in child custody cases. During the pandemic, electronic evidence, such as recordings from phones, Zoom meetings, doorbell cameras, and "nanny cams," are increasingly being used in family law cases. The use of hidden cameras, GPS, and similar devices are now among the available methods used by many in such cases.  Jennifer Weisberg Millner, The National Law Review  12/07/2020

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  ISSUES

COVID Cases in Migrant Children Increasing, Say Officials

An increasing number of child migrants are testing positive for the coronavirus. According to officials, the number of unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexico border testing positive for the virus has increased by 35 percent in recent weeks. Since March, over 1,000 migrant children have tested positive for the virus.  Maria Sacchetti, The Washington Post  12/07/2020

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