DCS was not required to make a reasonable effort to reunify children with foster parents when it was not in the children’s best interest. Foster parents were not entitled to intervene in CHINS case.
Trial court did not have the statutory authority to grant request to amend child’s birth certificate to change child’s gender marker.
The clear and convincing evidence burden of proof in termination of parental rights cases satisfies the Indiana Constitution’s Due Course of Law Clause.
Ind. Code § 31-32-5-1 mandates that before consent may be established for purposes of a blood draw, a juvenile must be advised, and provided the opportunity, to have meaningful consultation with their parent/guardian.
A delinquency adjudication is void and should be set aside when the trial court accepts an admission without inquiring whether juvenile knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waived hi/hers statutory and constitutional rights as required by the juvenile waiver statute, Ind. Code § 31-32-5-1.