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M.V. v. Superior Court of California, G040676

In a family law matter brought by mother seeking reunification with her infant after her incarceration and deportation for engaging in consensual sexual intercourse with a 15-year old boy, petition for a writ of mandate directing the trial court to vacate its order and to issue a new and different order continuing reunification services to a 12-month review is affirmed where the court erred in terminating reunification services and setting a .26 hearing by applying the 12-month review standard pursuant to section 366.21, subdivisions (f) and (g), instead of the six-month review standard pursuant to section 366.21, subdivision (e).

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/30/2008
  • Published 09/30/2008



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Deborah A. Kwast, Orange County Public Defender, Frank Ospino, Assistant Public Defender, Joseph Flohr and Paul DeQuattro, Deputy Public Defenders, for Petitioner., Benjamin P. de Mayo, County Counsel, Karen L. Christensen and Julie J. Agin, Deputy County Counsel, for Real Party in Interest Orange County Social Services Agency., Martha Franco for Real Party in Interest C.M., Harold LaFlamme, Yana N. Kennedy, Orange, and Karen S. Cianfrani, for Minor.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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