Jan. 27, 2023 – In re M.V. (2nd Dist., Div. 8, B315297)

The Court of Appeal reverses the order terminating parental rights. The court finds the juvenile court abused its discretion when it did not order a supplemental bonding study after receiving a “nonresponsive evaluation.” The juvenile court failed to determine whether the child had a substantial, positive attachment to her parents, and by relying on improper factors in assessing detriment, failed to perform the appropriate analysis when determining if the beneficial parental relationship exception applied.