2011 California Code
Family Code
ARTICLE 7. Hearing and Subsequent Proceedings
Section 7892.5

CA Fam Code § 7892.5 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

The court shall not declare an Indian child free from the custody or control of a parent, unless both of the following apply:

(a) The court finds, supported by clear and convincing evidence, that active efforts were made in accordance with Section 361.7 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(b) The court finds, supported by evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, including testimony of one or more qualified expert witnesses as described in Section 224.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, that the continued custody of the child by the parent is likely to result in serious emotional or physical damage to the child.

(c) This section shall only apply to proceedings involving an Indian child.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 838, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2007.)

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