Robbing the Cradle: The Use of Mediation in Parental Rights Termination with Evidence of Drug Abuse by the Mother

Citation data:

Vol: 2016, Issue: 1

Publication Year:
2016
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Repository URL:
https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/jdr/vol2016/iss1/14
Author(s):
Kerbs, M. Katherine
Tags:
mediation; parental rights; Dispute Resolution and Arbitration; Family Law; Law
commentary description
This Comment will explore the use of mediation in termination of parental rights proceedings where there is evidence of drug abuse by the parents. First, this Comment will give an overview of termination proceedings and examine a specific statute’s guidelines for termination. Then, this Comment will provide an overview of mediation and its uses in family law. Finally, this Comment will argue for increased use of mediation in termination of parental rights cases where there is evidence of drug abuse by the mother.