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In re minor children, GC201100172 (Pinal County Superior Court)

Case Conclusion Date: 09.23.2011

Practice Area: Family

Outcome: Prevailed

Description: Grandmother (my client) sought guardianship of three of her grandchildren, the children of her daughter who had been murdered by their father. Temporary placement in Indiana, where the family resided, was with a paternal aunt who took in the children even though she had a child of her own and was only 21 years old. A year later, father pled guilty and was sentenced to 50 years in the death of the children's mother. Grandmother traveled went to sentencing hearing and brought the children back to Arizona. She then petitioned for and obtained first temporary guardianship and then final permanent guardianship.

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