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Child Custody and Parental Competencies 

Child Custody and Parental Competencies
Child Custody and Parental Competencies

Eileen P. Ryan

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date: 31 July 2021

Chapter 12 contains only two cases, Painter v. Bannister and Santosky v. Kramer, but these cases are extremely important in having established the important principles of “best interest of the child” for determining child custody arrangements and terminating parental rights based on “clear and convincing evidence.” The former overturned the idea that parental preference should drive custody decisions and the latter recognized the serious and potentially traumatic effects of removing a child from his/her parents.

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