Thursday, May 03, 2018

In Re D.L. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 3, 2018)

From today's opinion:

"In February 2017, a loaded gun was found in an unlocked closet in a bedroom where two-year-old D.L. slept. In May 2017, the juvenile court determined that the parents’ indifference to the risks posed by leaving a loaded gun in the child’s reach presented an ongoing risk of danger to the child. The court declared the child a dependent of the court and placed her in the home of her mother, with her father having monitored visitation."

Mother should be happy -- beyond happy -- that the untoward consequences of this event were only limited to making her receive family maintenance services and allowing Father monitored visits.  The results could easily have been incredibly tragic instead.