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Name: In re E.A.
Case #: B237684
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 8
Opinion Date: 09/26/2012

Appellate issues regarding visitation and jurisdiction were forfeited where trial counsel objected to lower court’s orders without stating grounds for objection. At a disposition hearing, father’s counsel objected to all the orders handed down by the court as to father, including the suitable placement order. The objections did not state any grounds. On appeal, father argued that it was error to deny visitation to father while he was incarcerated. Since the objections entered to the visitation order were not legally effective, the appellate court found the issue forfeited. Likewise, the argument regarding the sufficiency of evidence to support the section 300(j) petition was also forfeited.