In a parents' action appealing from the juvenile court's order terminating their parental rights to their 3-year old daughter, the juvenile court's order is reversed and remanded for further proceedings where: 1) there was an undisputed Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) issue; and 2) the court lacked jurisdiction to rule on ICWA issue following its termination of rights, under Welf. & Inst. Code section 366.26(i)(1).

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Mar 22, 2019
Whether one has anticipated a divorce or not, the process is far from easy. Even for those that intend on proceeding amicably, issues can arise that ignite emotions and cause tremendous stress. As such,…
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Feb 25, 2019
In the context of “crimes” and other offenses, traffic violations might seem petty. Yet, the truth is—a wide range of traffic-related offenses have the potential to produce serious consequences for those…
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Jan 28, 2019
Given the number of police and crime dramas on television, not to mention the live-action footage of arrests and police interrogations, many people are aware of statements known as Miranda Rights. For…
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Dec 27, 2018
In referencing an automobile collision that occurred in May of 1995, FindLaw discusses elements of the Family Purpose Doctrine and the idea of “vicarious liability.” In essence, if the owner of an automobile…
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