GA Court of Appeals affirmed the juvenile court’s order, awarding custody to DFCS.

Court of Appeals affirmed the juvenile court’s order finding that the minor child was deprived and awarding his custody to DFCS, holding that clear and convincing evidence established that the child was without the care necessary for his mental or emotional health because he and his father had not completed family counseling. The Court also held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in delaying family therapy until the child was ready.

In the Interest of H. J., A11A1756 (12/08/12)

Fulton County Daily Report, December 29, 1012