After a five day trial, five children will be going home! Mr. Ridehalgh represented a mother in a 'contested permanency' hearing. When the Department of Human Services removes children from a family home, the court periodically reviews the case. One of the most important type of reviews is called a permanency hearing. At this hearing a parent has the right to the full production of evidence. In this case, the attorney general's office represented the state in an attempt to get court authorization to move forward with the procedure to terminate the parental rights of mom and the two dads to their five kids. After five days of testimony and argument, the court agreed with Mr. Ridehalgh's arguments that the kids would be best returned to the mother's care.