Dependency Legal News Vol. 20, No. 6

Review the most recent legal developments in dependency case law. Our talented in-house Writ Team provides an in-depth analysis on In re D.M. In re D.M.—filed 5/07/2024; Fourth Dist., Div. TwoDocket No. E082401; 101 Cal.App.5th 1016Link to case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/E082401.PDFTHE DUTY TO INQUIRE OF KNOWN RELATIVES APPLIES ONLY IFTHE CHILD IS PLACED INTO TEMPORARY CUSTODY WITHOUT…

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Dependency Legal News Vol. 20, No. 5

Review the most recent legal developments in dependency case law. Our talented in-house Writ Team provides an in-depth analysis on In re S.G., H.A. v. Superior Court, In re Kieran S. In re S.G.—published 3/28/24; Second Dist., Div. ThreeDocket No. B330106; 100 Cal.App.5th 1298Link to case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/B330106.PDFSECTIONS 366.26 AND 388 DO NOT VIOLATE A MINOR…

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Dependency Legal News Vol. 20, No. 4

Review the most recent legal developments in dependency case law. Our talented in-house Writ Team provides an in-depth analysis on In re F.V., In re P.L., F.K. v. Sup. Ct., In re Ca.M, In re F.V.—published 3/5/2024; Second Dist., Div. OneDocket No. B329192; 100 Cal.App.5th 219Link to Case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/B329192.PDFPREVIOUS ACTS OF NEGLIGENCE, STANDING ALONE, DO…

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Dependency Legal News Vol. 20, No. 3

Review the most recent legal developments in dependency case law. Our talented in-house Writ Team provides an in-depth analysis on In re R.M., In re Lilianna C, In re H.D, In re Samantha F. In re R.M.—published 1/30/24; Second Dist., Div. ThreeDocket No. B327716; 99 Cal.App.5th 240Link to Case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/B327716.PDFINCARCERATION ALONE DOES NOT SUPPORT JURISDICTION…

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Dependency Legal News Vol. 20, No. 2

Review the most recent legal developments in dependency case law. Our talented in-house Writ Team provides an in-depth analysis on In re L.B.; In re P.H., Jr.; L.C. v. Superior Court; In re A.K. In re L.B.—published 01/09/2024; Fifth Dist.Docket No. F086109; 98 Cal.App.5th 827Link to Case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/F086109.PDFFOR PURPOSES OF APPLYING SECTION 361.5(B)(13), IT ISIRRELEVANT…

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Dependency Legal News Vol. 20, No. 1

Review the most recent legal developments in dependency case law. Our talented in-house Writ Team provides an in-depth analysis on In re N.R.; re L.B.; In re N.R.—published 12/14/23; California Supreme CourtDocket No. S274943; 15 Cal.5th 520Link to case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S274943.PDF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 300(b)(1)(D) CAN BEPROVEN THROUGH ITS ORDINARY MEANING OF “EXCESSIVE…

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Dependency Legal News Vol. 19, No. 12

Review the most recent legal developments in dependency case law. Our talented in-house Writ Team provides an in-depth analysis on In re K.B.; In re Kayla W; In re K.B.—published 11/3/2023; First Dist., Div. TwoDocket No. A167385 Link to Case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/A167385.PDF [1] IF A CHILD IS REMOVED FROM PARENTAL CUSTODY, THEAGENCY MUST IDENTIFY AND LOCATE…

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