NAVAJO CHILDREN’S CODE RULES OF PROCEDURE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I.    GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

RULE 1.       Scope of Rules

                     1(a)         Construction Citing

                     1(b)         Rules of Civil Procedure

                     1(c)         Children’s Code                

 

RULE 2.       Definitions and Terms 

                     2(a)         Adjudication

                     2(b)         Adjustment

                     2(c)         Code

                     2(d)         Complaint

                     2(e)         Counsel Disposition

                     2(f)          Entry of Judgment

                     2(g)         Guardian Ad Litem

                     2(h)         Navajo Nation

                     2(i)          Order

                     2(j)          Petition

                     2(k)         Pleadings

                     2(l)          Necessary Party

                     2(m)        Party

                     2(n)         Review Hearing

                     2(o)         Ward the Court

                     2(p)         Emancipation

 

RULE 3.       Commencement of Action

 

RULE 4.       Parties

                     4(a)         Child

                     4(b)         Parent(s), Guardian or Custodian

                     4(c)         Others

                     4(d)         Participation of a Necessary Party

                     4(e)         Purpose of Necessary Parties

 

RULE 5.       Guardian Ad Litem

                     5(a)         Appointment for Child

                     5(b)         Qualifications

                     5(c)         Duties

                     5(d)         Access to Reports and Records

                     5(e)         Discharge

                     5(f)         

                     5(g)         Disclosure

 

RULE 6.       Sealing of Records

 

RULE 7        Fees

                     7(a)         Navajo Nation

 

PART II.   DELINQUENCY AND CHILD IN NEED OF SUPERVISION PROCEEDINGS

                                                              

RULE 8        Petition

 

RULE 9.       Order of Proceedings 

 

RULE 10.     Evidence

                     10(a)       Denial of Allegations

                     10(b)       Evidence

                     10(c)       Admission

 

PART III. DEPENDENCY PROCEEDINGS

 

RULE 11.     Petition

 

RULE 12.     Service

                     12(a)       Duty of Presenting Officer

                     12(b)       Affidavit

 

RULE 13.     Order of Proceedings

                     13(a)       Order of Proceedings

                     13(b)       Hearing Consolidation

 

RULE 14.     Detention Hearing

                     14(a)       Motion

                     14(b)      

                     14(c)       Hearing

                     14(d)       Change of Placement

 

RULE 15.     Plan of Care

                     15(a)       Alternative Planning

 

PART IV. TERMINATION OF PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP

 

RULE 16.     Petition; Who May File

                     16(a)       Involuntary

                     16(b)       Involuntary

                     16(c)       Termination of Parental Rights

 

RULE 16.     Order of Proceedings

 

 

PART V.   INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT

 

RULE 17.     Order of Proceedings

 

RULE 18.     Commentary

 

RULE 19.     Transfer

                     19(a)       Transfer Upon Order of Navajo Court

                     19(b)       Initiation

                     19(c)       Contents of Petition

 

RULE 20.     Temporary Custody

 

RULE 21.     Summons and Hearing

                     21(a)       Hearing on Petition

                     21(b)      

 

RULE 22.     Order of Proceedings

                     22(a)      

 

RULE 23.     Order of Proceedings

                     23(a)       Denial

                     23(b)       Acceptance

                     23(c)      

 

RULE 24.     Commentary

                     24(a)       Review Hearing Required

                     24(b)       Notice of Hearing

                     24(c)       Proceedings at Hearing

 

PART VI. GUARDIANSHIP

 

RULE 25.     Continuing Jurisdiction

 

RULE 26.     Voluntary Placement Within Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. § 1901

                     26(a)       Wardship Automatic

                     26(b)       Filing Consent

                     26(c)       Contents of Consent

                     26(d)       Annual Review

 

 

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