Apr. 18, 2023 – In re L.C. (2nd Dist., Div. 5, B32278)

With respect to mother’s UCCJEA argument, the Court of Appeal finds forfeiture should not apply when it would be incompatible with the fundamental purposes of a statutory scheme. The juvenile court’s failure to determine mother’s home state and whether it had jurisdiction under the UCCJEA was not harmless error.