Representing Juveniles: Abuse/Neglect vs. Parental Custody

Kathryn E. Terry

There are many different areas in which a lawyer can represent a child: abuse/neglect proceedings, juvenile justice cases, guardianship cases, probate cases, civil litigation case, and parental custody cases. This article will focus on the similarities and differences between representing a child in abuse/neglect cases and parental custody cases. This article is written based on my experiences as an attorney for children in New Mexico governed by New Mexico law.

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