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In re N.M., C056832

In a juvenile dependency action, juvenile court order setting a permanent plan of legal guardianship and appointing a nonrelative as the minor's legal guardian instead of the minor's paternal grandmother is affirmed where substantial evidence supported the juvenile court's finding of good cause to deviate from the preference of the Indian tribe, the ICWA expert, and the Department of Health and Human Services and place the minor with a non-relative.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/27/2009
  • Published 05/27/2009

Judges

  • RAYE, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Nicole A. Williams, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Minor.

  • For Appellees:
  • Christopher Blake, San Diego, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Robert A. Ryan, Jr., County Counsel, and Jason A. Manoogian, Deputy County Counsel, for Plaintiff and Respondent Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services.
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