LAWRENCE, Kan. — A Kansas woman’s fight for custody of her daughter inspired an effort to change Kansas law, and now her fight for her daughter is over.
FOX 4 has been telling you about Karen Williams story. When she lost custody of her daughter in her divorce proceedings, she was angry because it was all based on a case manager accusing her of “probable abuse.” Williams was never given a day in court to defend herself.
Williams took her case all the way to the Kansas Appellate Court, and the judges agreed with her that her constitutional right to a day in court was violated.
Thursday, Williams argued her case in front of a Douglas County judge. Williams says her ex-husband showed up to court drunk, and she now has won custody of her daughter Emily. However, she tells FOX 4 she will continue to fight to change laws governing case managers so this kind of thing doesn’t happen to anyone else.
To read more about her fight to change state law, click here.