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In re A.E., B252573

The juvenile court's order removing Father's three-year-old daughter from his custody for a single occasion of disciplining the child by spanking her with a belt on her legs and buttocks is reversed to the extent it requires Father to remain outside the family home, where: 1) Father is remorseful and is committed to learning better child-rearing techniques; 2) there is no prior history with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), no domestic violence, no criminal record, no substance abuse, and no medical or mental illness in the family; and thus, 3) there is insufficient evidence to support the juvenile court's decision to keep him from the family home

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/04/2014
  • Published 08/04/2014




  • California Court of Appeal