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The Most Vulnerable Clients – Attorneys Must Deal With Special Issues When Kids Come into Contact with the Courts

In most cases, parents are given between six months and a year to show significant progress toward complying with court orders regarding their behavior. These mandates most often call for parents to undergo drug treatment, get a job, obtain suitable housing or take parenting classes, says James Marsh, founder of the Children's Law Center in Washington, D.C. Parents who fail to comply are stripped of their parental rights, and other permanency arrangements are sought for their children.At least, the thinking goes, the children aren't left in suspended circumstances for an indefinite time. But while the safe families act has helped to introduce more ...