Division I: Evidence Sufficient to Remove Children and SGAL Absence for Part of Proceeding Fine Due to "Little Risk of Error"
This is substantially a sufficiency case. Here, the parents asked the court of appeals to determine whether there was sufficient evidence that the child was in danger of substantial harm such that the child became a ward of the state. Mom had paranoid schizophrenia, and she did not follow up with services. Dad “could get violent,” had alcohol at his breath while at a hospita, and had some cognitive delays.
Suffice it to say the evidence was sufficient.
Also, an GAL was not present for part of the proceedings, but, essentially, it wasn’t prejudicial at all, so no harm no foul.
While Issaquah Legal Services does not practice in Family Law at present (we hope to add a Family Law attorney to our rosters soon), we are more than happy to recommend a good Family Law Attorney.