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LITVINOV LAW FIRM WINS IN FRONT OF SUPREME COURT

By litvinovlaw77529470, Jul 20 2018 03:59PM

LITVINOV LAW FIRM WINS AN IMPORTANT CASE IN FRONT OF THE

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT

On July 18, 2018 the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania entered a unanimous opinion overturning a termination of parental rights for a client represented by the Litvinov Law Firm, LLC.

Attorney Igor Litvinov represented a mother whose parental rights were terminated by the Berks County Orphan's Court on a motion filed by the Berks County Children and Youth Services.

On appeal, Attorney Litvinov argued that the trial court erred by admitting a great number of exhibits without permitting defense to cross examine their authors.

The Superior Court agreed with the trial judge and upheld the termination of parental rights. Attorney Litvinov appealed the case to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The Supreme Court granted a rare chance for review.

Briefs were submitted by all sides and oral argument was held. After a painstaking and thorough review the Supreme Court agreed with Attorney Litvinov's argument.

The Supreme Court over turned the termination of Mother's parental rights and remanded the case for a new hearing. Justice Donohue, writing for the Court, stated that “the right to make decisions concerning the care, custody, and control of one's children is one of the oldest fundamental rights protected by the Due Process Clause.” The Supreme Court reiterated well recognized precedent that a decision to terminate parental rights must be based solely on competent (i.e., properly submitted) evidence.

Attorney Litvinov is proud to have successfully argued the Mother's case in front of the highest court in Pennsylvania.

6 comments
Mar 12 2019 09:47PM by Tanya Fichthorn

What if you were a child in their system and care and I am honestly just now at 38yrs old getting my life together from the pain that BCCY put me through. THEY DIDN'T REMOVE ME FROM CHILDHOOD HOME WITH MY ABUSIVE CHILD MOLESTING MOTHERS BF. Instead made me stay and had him take me to counseling for it all while being grilled and threatened on the car ride to and from every counseling session, which were jokes. And that's not the half of it the things I was put through. They ruined my life. They fucked me up more than my abusive family.

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