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In re CCW, 2019 UT App 34 (March 7, 2019)

Mar 7, 2019

Mother petitioned to terminate parental rights of father, who had abandoned the children and twice been incarcerated for violently attacking the mother along with another woman.  For purposes of the best interest analysis, the Court of Appeals held that simply because there is no history of domestic violence toward children, district courts cannot compartmentalize and ignore domestic violence against others, including the mother in the instant case, and must carefully weigh the potential impact of that violence on the children even if not visited upon the children.