In a mother's appeal of an order terminating custody to her two children, pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 300, the Juvenile Court's judgment terminating parental rights is reversed where the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) failed to comply with the notice requirements of the Indian and Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA), 25 U.S.C. section 1901 et seq.

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Feb 08, 2018
For family members reeling from the sudden loss of a loved one in a traffic-related accident, few words suffice. Even more devastating is when they learn that their loved one’s death could have been prevented.
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Jan 23, 2018
Because driving is considered a privilege in Georgia, a driving record for all residents is maintained through the Department of Driver Services.
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Dec 28, 2017
Without question, divorce places tremendous financial and emotional strain on couples and families, regardless of what’s at stake. Yet, when multiple properties and assets, as well as business ownership,…
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Nov 27, 2017
When one person manipulates or generates false ideas or promises in order to obtain another’s property, this is classified as theft by deception. Without question, theft by deception is an intentional…
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