Won affirmance on behalf of the child to an order finding the father neglected the child based upon the father’s mental illness.
Matter of Cerenithy Ecksthine B. (Christian B.), 92 AD3d 417 (1st Dept. 2012)
In an appeal by the father from a finding of neglect where I represented the child on appeal, the First Department accepted my argument that the record, which includes testimony from the children’s mother and foster mother, demonstrates that appellant had been diagnosed with a major depressive disorder and disruptive behavior disorder, and admitted to being bipolar and that he was in denial about his mental condition, was not taking medication or in therapy, and required treatment to prevent a rapid re-emergence of his disorders and the attendant explosive outbursts or gross lapses in impulse control that could accompany such re-emergence.