Locke Lord’s Emily Hoy (Houston) obtained a decision from the 315th Juvenile District Court in Harris County granting a motion for default judgment on behalf of their pro bono client Jane Doe as well as sole managing conservatorship of her granddaughter. The grandmother, who brought the child into her home because the client’s daughter was unable to provide for the child, sought sole conservatorship after the mother of the child agreed to the custody arrangement. The father was not found for a few years and was served while at a hearing for a criminal case. After both the mother and the father did not answer in the action, Hoy prepared the motion for default judgment, and the Court determined the grandmother would receive legal and physical custody of the child.
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Posted February 21, 2023