Adoption granted to sister of murder victim
Clients Clients DG and BD
Hilary Perkins, Garrett Liskey, and Nikki McArthur, supervised by Carmen McLean, represented a maternal Aunt and her fiancé in their petitions to adopt her sister's four children. The children entered the neglect system in September 2011, after the birth father of the youngest three children brutally murdered their mother in front of them. The birth father of the oldest child never had a relationship with her and made few attempts to do so following her mother's death. After an emotional two day trial, the Court waived the consent of the birth fathers and held that the adoption was in the children's best interests.