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Connelly and Ladd

Case Conclusion Date: 11.19.2007

Practice Area: Appeals

Outcome: Court of Appeals reversed custody award

Description: Father filed post-divorce proceeding to change custody of teenage children from mother to father. Trial court granted the change of custody and mother appealed. Court of Appeals reversed returning the children to mother's custody and holding that (1) mother's interactions or lack thereof with father were not so extreme so as to represent a change in circumstances in her ability to parent; (2) mother's response to children's academic and behavioral problems was sufficient and did not show pattern of inadequate care.

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