Family law attorneys call it a first: a babysitter winning custody of a child. Now the mother’s lawyer has won a rehearing — just in time for the holidays.
In an emergency hearing in a Chicago courtroom on Nov. 24, the same judge who last month gave a babysitter custody of a two-year-old boy vacated the guardianship order at the request of the child’s parents. The toddler will stay with the babysitter pending a Jan. 20 status hearing, although he will spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with his parents and grandmother, who will also get weekly visits.
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