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Temporary resolution in custody of child after mother died in Harvey

Temporary resolution in custody of child after mother died in Harvey

A judge has come to a temporary decision on the custody of a little girl whose mother died in Harvey's flood water.

This could change, but most of the week, 3-year-old Jordyn Sulcer will be with her mother's side of the family, specifically a great-uncle.

Saturdays, from 10 a.m, until 4 p.m., she'll be with her dad.

"It's a great feeling to know that Jordyn is secure," says Carolyn Guidry, a close family friend. "We love her very much."

Since late September, Sulcer's side of the family, and Jordyn's father, Adedara Falade, have been fighting a custody battle in court.

Sulcer's family was concerned because they say they did not know Falade before Sulcer's death.

Falade did not make any statements.

"I'm sure he's extremely disappointed," says Falade's attorney, Bryan E. McEachern.

This decision is not necessarily the end if Falade makes changes to his lifestyle.

"We'll speak with judge just in chambers about whether we need to have another temporary hearing or whether we need to come up with something by agreement," says Jolei Shipley, the attorney for Sulcer's family.

Sulcer's family plans to use the $167,000 of Go Fund Me money raised for Jordyn to go toward a trust fund.


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