Aug. 22, 2022 – In re J.R. (1st Dist., Div. 2, A164334)

The Court of Appeal affirms the order terminating parental rights. The court states that when a juvenile court applies the wrong legal standard in rejecting the beneficial relationship exception, reversal is not warranted if the parent did not introduce evidence that would permit a finding in their favor under the correct legal standard. In that situation, any reliance by the juvenile court on improper factors is harmless.