Claude E. C. Wilson v. Laura O. Wilson

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Claude E. C. Wilson v. Laura O. Wilson
Case Date: 
1923
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Child Custody

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Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
110
Notes / Description: 

The defendant was granted a decree of divorce on Aug. 16, 1922. She was also awarded custody of their 4 minor children- ages 15,14,11, and 9. The petitioner charges that the defendant has not been conducting herself properly since the divorce decree was granted. She has been guilty of both drunkenness and lewdness. She has become pregnant and has deserted the minor children, leaving them to fend for themselves. Petitioner seeks custody of the children.