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Michael suggests that his testimony and the information proffered by his attorney indicating that he had been unable to hold down a steady job and make the restitution payments was sufficient to “raise the issue of his inability to pay.” Beyond the verbal assertions of Michael and his attorney, however, there was no evidence or arguments in the record recounting Michael’s efforts to get a job.

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In Re: Rachel Schweitzer, etc.

1. Did the circuit court abuse its discretion in concluding that the best interest of the child would not be served by granting the petition to change her surname? 2. Did the circuit court err in not seeking the child’s testimony when the mother’s offer to make the child available to the court was made after the hearing had concluded?

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