In an action by a mother challenging the juvenile court's termination of her parental rights to her children, alleging violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), 25 U.S.C. section 1901 et seq., and Welfare and Institutions Code section 224 et seq., the termination order is affirmed where the juvenile court correctly ruled that the Indian tribe has the sole authority to determine its own membership and the court must defer to the membership decisions of an Indian tribe.

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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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Nov 27, 2018
When unwed parents have a child in the state of Georgia, there are necessary steps required to establish paternity, and this process often begins in the hospital where both parents sign a Paternity Acknowledgement…
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Oct 29, 2018
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Sep 26, 2018
In the aftermath of a devastating car wreck, some individuals face injuries and impairments that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, many can no longer perform their job duties,…
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