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Court of Appeals – Parental rights: Matter of Mason H.

New York State Court of Appeals Parental rights Termination – Abandonment – Burden of proof – Incarceration Matter of Mason H. No. 112 SSM 11 Memorandum Background: At issue is an order terminating the parental rights of the respondent on the grounds of abandonment. Ruling: The Court of Appeals reversed the appellant division. The court noted that there is a presumption of ...