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Domestic Relations: Third-Party Custody – Unfit Parents – Social Worker Privilege

Where grandparents sought custody of two children claiming both parents were unfit, the trial court erred in excluding on the basis of privilege testimony from a social worker who counseled the children because the privilege is inapplicable when child abuse or neglect is an issue and the testimony was not cumulative of other evidence. Judgment is ...