In an appeal from the juvenile court’s jurisdictional and dispositional orders, the Court of Appeal agreed with appellant, the mother of L.C., that the juvenile court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over L.C., under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. The case was reversed and remanded with directions to the juvenile court to comply with the provisions of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. The court also directed the juvenile court to vacate its Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) finding and enter new findings as to L.C., after further ICWA compliance proceedings.
Name: Department of Child, Family and Adult Services v. T.C.
Case #: C096142
Opinion Date: 04/21/2023
Attorney: Seth F. Gorman