Matter of Arthur A. and Mary A – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In Matter of Arthur A. and Mary A. (NYLJ, Sept. 26, 2000, p. 32, col. 4 [Fam Ct, Queens County]), the court dismissed the petition alleging that the parents had used excessive corporal punishment and committed acts of domestic violence in the presence of the children.

The court noted that the parents had complied with all prior orders of protection and had participated in all services requested, including parenting skills, anger management and individual and group counseling.

Consequently, the court found that the parents had rehabilitated themselves during the pendency of the case and that there was no evidence that the children or respondents required protection or continued supervision by the child protective agency.