Proper Service, Failure to Appear and Constructive Consent to Dependency-Trial court correctly ruled that the mother’s presence at the shelter hearing obviated the need for service of process of the dependency petition and that mother’s failure to attend the arraignment hearing constituted a constructive consent to the adjudication of dependency

C.J.L–M. v. Department of Children and Families, — So.3d —- (2018) Mother appeared at the shelter hearing and was appointed an attorney. After the court found probable cause for removal, mother signed and was given a copy of the shelter order and notice of hearing which listed the date, time, and location of the arraignment […]