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Bari Z. Weinberger and Prof. Daniel Pollack on Termination of Parental Rights

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Prof. Daniel Pollack is a professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Bari Z. Weinberger is a certified matrimonial attorney and founder and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group of New Jersey.

Together, they have written an article for the July 2020 issue of Family Court Review titled “Termination of Parental Rights In New York: Why Such a Variation By County?

As they say in their preface, “In this exploratory piece, we analyze termination of parental rights (TPR) rates in New York by county, noting discrepancies and seeking possible explanations for these variations ... This is an initial exploration only, and is not intended to be a rigorous quantitative study. Rather, our scope arises from what we have noticed from front line practice. It is our hope that researchers will use our exploratory findings for extended analysis, including analysis of TPR data from other states.”

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They conclude that the answer to the question of “why is there such variation between rates of TPR between New York counties?” is that “parental income alone may be a core predictive factor in TPR outcomes. Wealthier parents have lower TPR rates and lower income parents have higher TPR rates in New York State.”