HAPPY ENDINGS DON’T MEAN HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

Twenty years ago, at age 7, Shawn Russ “divorced” his parents in order to be free to be adopted into another family that loved and wanted him. His lawyer had his mother’s parental rights terminated on the grounds that she was unfit. According to the December 24, 2012 issue of People, however, his life since has been troubled by alcohol abuse and depression. If enough damage is done to a child by a bad home life, even a stable home life cannot repair it. Your lawyer can help prepare you for these issues if you want to try to remove a child, yours or your spouse’s, from an abusive situation.