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Domestic Relations  –  Parent & Child – Termination of Parental Rights – No Removal Action (access required)

  Where DSS never filed a petition seeking to have the trial court adjudicate respondent’s minor daughter, “Ella,” an abused, neglected or dependent juvenile, the trial court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction to conduct permanency planning and review hearings, and its orders lacked the force of law. Although the trial court did have jurisdiction over DSS’s subsequent petition ...

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