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Reaching Your Peak: Reasonable Efforts and Children’s Attorneys

Reaching Your Peak: Reasonable Efforts and Children’s Attorneys

Children’s attorneys are not raising the reasonable efforts issue in court. In the research for my recently published book entitled Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Response, I made a number of discoveries. First, most reasonable efforts issues are raised by parents after a termination of parental rights judgment. Second, parties rarely litigate the reasonable efforts early in the case. Third, children’s attorneys (GALs) almost never raise the reasonable efforts issue. These are significant problems. Raising the reasonable efforts issue after the

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