No. B230446.

204 Cal.App.4th 467 (2012)

138 Cal. Rptr. 3d 846

In re E.M., a Person Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law. LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. G.N., Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Five.

March 19, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Andrea R. St. Julian , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Amir Pichvai for Plaintiff and Respondent.




We hold that under the doctrine of disentitlement, mother has forfeited her right to appeal from the juvenile court's orders because she willfully left the jurisdiction with her children while the Welfare and Institutions Code section 3001 petition was pending and, even though a warrant for her arrest had been recalled, her continued absence from the jurisdiction undermined...

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