Before she reached her 12th birthday, Theresa Chidester found herself pulled in two directions.
Trapped in a messy custody battle surrounding her parents’ divorce, Chidester had to choose between living with her father and moving in with her mother. So instead of listening to her parents, Chidester decided to rely mostly on her lawyer.
“She was more of a parent to me than my parents were,” Chidester, 19, says of Justine Rakich-Kelly, a lawyer who is also the executive director of the Children’s Law Center of Connecticut.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Port in a storm
From an article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette: