Fifth DCA on Right to Counsel and ICWA

The Fifth DCA (motto: Last but Not Least!) has ruled as follows:

Indigent parents get court-appointed counsel in private chapter 39 TPR cases. T.M.W. v. T.A.C., — So.3d —-, 2012 WL 591671 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012).

And…

Failure to follow ICWA may be raised for the first time on appeal. G.L. v. DCF, — So.3d —-, 2012 WL 511444 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012).

 

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