The mother alleged that her daughter had left her home in Arizona for the sole purpose of avoiding parental control of her actions. The mother further stated that her daughter refused to have any contact with her.
Judge Bennett disagreed with the mother’s argument. She felt that the mother had put her personal needs above the needs and responsibilities she had to her daughter. Judge Bennett stated in her decision that mom did not accept the responsibility for the problems that existed between her and her child. She felt that the child did not seek to escape from the mother’s rules but it was the mother who refused to fulfill her responsibilities to her child.
The child testified before Judge Bennett that she wanted to live with her mom. Judge Bennett felt that the mother had neglected her responsibilities to her child. She denied the mother’s application for constructive abandonment. Mom will still have the financial responsibility to support her child.
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