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Statement from Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (July 14)


JULY 14, 2010

Statement from Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (July 14)

The following statement can be attributed to Elizabeth Gorman, attorney for Benjamin Mills. Ms. Gorman is an attorney with Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. in Dayton, Ohio.

Since being ordered by the Ohio court to return Benjamin Mills' daughter to Dayton, Stacey Doss has gone to two courts in California to prevent Mr. Mills' child from returning to Ohio. Previously, three judges, including two California judges have ruled that issues surrounding Mr. Mill's daughter's future should be heard in an Ohio court.

JULY 14, 2010

Statement from Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (July 14)

The following statement can be attributed to Elizabeth Gorman, attorney for Benjamin Mills. Ms. Gorman is an attorney with Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. in Dayton, Ohio.

Since being ordered by the Ohio court to return Benjamin Mills' daughter to Dayton, Stacey Doss has gone to two courts in California to prevent Mr. Mills' child from returning to Ohio. Previously, three judges, including two California judges have ruled that issues surrounding Mr. Mill's daughter's future should be heard in an Ohio court.

Ms. Doss has not adopted Mr. Mills' child. Ms. Doss recently renewed her request to a California court for guardianship of Mr. Mills' daughter. The court denied her request for guardianship. Today the California Court of Appeals granted a temporary stay of a court order that effectively required Ms. Doss to return the child to Ohio by July 16, 2010. As expected, the Court of Appeals took this step to give counsel for both parties the opportunity to submit legal arguments regarding the case. 

Mr. Mills recognizes the need to have a court decide his daughter's future. As he has all along, Mr. Mills places his trust and faith in the court system, where this matter should and will be resolved. He continues to believe that the court system will bring this private situation that Ms. Doss has made so public to a positive conclusion resulting in a loving relationship between him, his daughter, and his family.

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>> Statement by Attorney Elizabeth Gorman (July 23)
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Please direct any additional questions to:

Patricia J. Robb, APR
Marketing Communications Director
Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO)
Center for Equal Justice
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