In re K.C., ___ N.C. App. ___, 791 S.E.2d 284 (2016) (originally unpublished but subsequently published)

Held: 
Vacated and Remanded

G.S. 7B-906.1(b) requires that a parent receive 15 days’ notice of a permanency planning hearing. A parent does not waive his or her right to the statutorily required notice when the parent objects at the beginning of the permanency planning hearing that she did not receive adequate notice. In this case, the court should not have held the permanency planning hearing after the respondent mother objected to the hearing on the basis that that she received notice only 8 days before the hearing that had been previously scheduled as a review hearing was changed to a permanency planning review hearing. 

 

Category:
Abuse, Neglect, Dependency
Stage:
Permanency Planning Hearing
Topic:
Notice
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