Family Law Case Summary – In re E.R.

On behalf of Furr & Cohen, P.A. posted in News on Friday, May 6, 2016.

In consolidated dependency appeals involve the proper application of those portions of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), 25 U.S.C. section 1901 et seq., which delineate the rights of a designated Indian custodian, the juvenile court’s orders are affirmed where; 1) although the juvenile court failed to promptly investigate and confirm appellant’s Indian custodian status in this matter, any errors in that regard were harmless under the specific facts of this case; and 2) mother revoked appellant’s Indian custodianship only three months after the commencement of these proceedings.