In re K.T.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (3d) 120969
Decision Date: 
June 7, 2013
District: 
3d Dist.
Division/County: 
Peoria Co.
Justice: 
LYTTON
Holding: 
Reversed and remanded.
State filed juvenile petition alleging mother's neglect of child who was an enrolled member of Seminole Indian tribe. Court improperly denied mother's motion for continuance so tribe could enter the case.prior to combined adjudication and dispositional hearing. Court's orders finding child neglected and mother unfit constituted "foster care placement" under the Indian Child Welfare Act, and thus court was required to comply with notice provisions of Act prior to hearing. (O'BRIEN and SCHMIDT, concurring.)