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In re G.B., A140107

The juvenile court's orders denying two requests by mother to modify an order denying her services to reunify with her son and severely abused infant daughter, and terminating mother's parental rights, are affirmed, where: 1) the failure to hold a hearing on mother’s modification requests does not amount to reversible error; 2) on the first request, the juvenile court did not abuse its discretion in finding that mother failed to allege a prima facie case; 3) on the second request, any possible abuse of discretion was harmless because mother was given an opportunity to be heard, and the court made findings negating the appropriateness of reunification services; and 4) mother's parental rights were properly terminated because substantial evidence supports the juvenile court's finding that the potential benefit to the children from a continuing relationship with mother was outweighed by the benefits of adoption.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/09/2014
  • Published 07/09/2014




  • California Court of Appeal