In re G.P.; J.A. v. Indiana Department of Child Services - 10/10/13

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Thursday  October 10, 2013 
10:30 AM  EST

10:30 a.m. 49S02-1308-JT-558 . When the Department of Child Services petitioned the Marion Superior Court to terminate a mother’s parental rights, the mother moved to dismiss and argued the court denied her due process by failing to appoint counsel for her during a prior case in which her child was declared in need of services; the court denied the mother’s motion to dismiss and terminated her parental rights. The Court of Appeals affirmed, holding that the mother was not denied due process and that sufficient evidence supports the termination of her parental rights. In re G.P., 985 N.E.2d 786 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013), vacated. The Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer the case and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal.

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