D.F. v. Super. Ct.Annotate this Case
The juvenile court denied reunification services to D.F., the mother of A.M., under Welfare and Institutions Code section 361.5, subdivision (b)(11), because her parental rights to another child had been permanently severed. Mother challenged the order bypassing reunification services and setting a permanency planning hearing, asserting subdivision (b)(11) did not apply because her parental rights were severed in another state. The Court of Appeal found that the plain language of subdivision (b)(11), unlike that of subdivision (b)(10), contained no such limitation. The Court therefore denied mother’s writ petition challenging the denial of reunification services and setting a section 366.26 hearing.