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     Module 4      Examples


In family law:
Fam C § l70(c)
[Line breaks added.] (Fam C §170(c).)

In such cases the following entities have a duty to inquire about the child’s Indian status:

For the petitioner, adoption service provider, or adoption agency, the duty of initial inquiry arises before the petition is filed. (Welf & I C §224.3(a); Fam C §177(a), §3041(e); Cal Rules of Ct 5.481(a); Guideline B.5.)

The duties of a petitioner for adoption include:

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If there is reason to know, the petitioner seeking foster care placement, guardianship, or adoption under the Family Code has a statutory duty to send ICWA notice of (Fam C §180; Welf & I C §224.2; Cal Rules of Ct 5.481, 5.482):

On request, the parents, Indian custodian, or tribe has the right to 20 additional days to prepare for the hearing. (Fam C §180(e); Cal Rules of Ct 5.482(a)(3).)

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