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Delay Finding Counsel No Help for Mom (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the circuit court’s termination of a mother’s parental rights after denying a continuance:  mother procrastinated six months in retaining counsel after perfecting her circuit court appeal, when Va. Code § 16.1-296(D) requires a hearing in 90 days; the best interests of a child in foster care 23 months require proceeding. In ...

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