SCOV Law Blog: Denial of last-minute request to change counsel upheld

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In today’s case when mother, who was fighting a termination of her remaining parental rights, announced to the judge at the start of the hearing that she wanted to switch counsel or represent herself, the trial court was having no part of it.




SCOV Law Blog: No happy endings

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What was not at issue was father’s love for the child and father’s distress caused by the separation from his child. The trial court acknowledged as much in its final decision, but the trial court was required to look to the best interests of the child.