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2022 CO 55. No. 22SC213. Parental Rights—Due Process—Actual Prejudice—Continuance.

December 12, 2022

The Supreme Court reversed the court of appeals’ determination that a juvenile court abused its discretion by denying father’s request for a continuance of a parental-rights termination hearing. The Court determined that even if father’s due process rights were violated by the denial of the continuance, his failure to show actual prejudice stemming from his absence defeats any due process claim. The court of appeals’ judgment was vacated and the case was remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

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