Legal Memorandum: Standard of Review for a neglect or abuse finding

Issue: Under Illinois law, what is the standard of review applied to a trial court’s order finding neglect or abuse?

Area of Law: Litigation Practice & Procedure, Litigation Practice and Procedure
Keywords: ; Standard of Review; Neglect; Abuse; Manifest Weight; Evidence
Jurisdiction: Illinois
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 01/01/2016

On review, a trial court’s finding of neglect or abuse will not be reversed unless it is against the manifest weight of the evidence. Arthur H., 212 Ill.2d at 464. A trial court’s finding is against the manifest weight of the evidence only if the opposite conclusion is clearly evident. Id.

In Re Adam B., 2016.IL.152037 (Ill. App. Dist. 1 2016).

Date: January 1, 2016