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Heather Morcroft

Heather Morcroft’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • DCF v. RG, 950 So.2d 497 (Fla. 5th DCA 2007)

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Outcome:
    win
    Description:
    DCF has to distribute foster child's social security benefits money directly to him when he turns 18, not return it to social security.
  • Morcroft v. JH, 935 So.2d 588 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006)

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Outcome:
    win
    Description:
    Where father tries to kill mother with a hammer in front of their young children, dependency is appropriate outcome.
  • Bucknam v. Shelton, 849 So.2d1204 (Fla 5th DCA 2003)

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Outcome:
    win
    Description:
    Court abused its discretion in determining alimony award, case remanded for new evidentiary hearing and determination.
  • C.B. v. B.C. 851So.2d 847 (Fla 5th DCA 2003)

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Outcome:
    win
    Description:
    Where father had sexually abused four year old daughter, court held that factual basis for termination of parental rights had to be included in all findings of fact in termination cases even where parent voluntarily surrendered his rights.
  • W.R.C.F. v. Zingale, 898 So.2d 134 (Fla 1st DCA 2005)

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Outcome:
    loss
    Description:
    Constitutional law case challenging the sales tax exemption for religioius literature. This case is included even though it was a loss because sometimes you have to fight even when you lose, because it contains a great dissent, and because it went on to the Florida Supreme Court, where I also lost. The court decided not to decide the case.
  • G.L. v. DCF, 5D11-1502 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012)

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Outcome:
    win
    Description:
    Court held that court must put ruling regarding application or lack thereof of Federal Indian Child Welfare Act on the record in state child welfare action before proceeding with dependency or termination of parental rights case..
  • D.R., mother of J.M.G.R. v. D.C.F., 5D13-43 (5th DCA, 4/12/2013)

    Practice Area:
    Child Custody
    Date:
    Apr 12, 2013
    Outcome:
    win
    Description:
    Appellate court reversed trial court's refusal to give mother an evidentiary hearing regarding her right to reunification with her child. Reversed and remanded for evidentiary hearing to take place.