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Question: I need help with questions I have immediately involving my court. I am native American and I wasn't explained properly on a form that was regarding the icwa law for native Americans,by neither MY court appointed attorney and my cps caseworker. As judge read it in court with the ending part stating if I fail to comply with court orders I will give up temporary parent rights, and asked do u understand what I just read? I replied no, because I didn't know the icwa law part, and then no one explained n e thing and right away judge said my kids will have appointed Guardian ad litem, please help me

Answer: The Guardian ad litem is an attorney for your children to determine what is in their best interest.  You can speak to the Guardian (GAL), your attorney and CPS to find out more information specific to your situation.  All should be there to assist you. Refer to the following links for information about the ICWA:  http://www.nicwa.org/indian_child_welfare_act/documents/LowCostLegalAssistanceHelpLawyerHelpYou.pdf

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  • I need help with questions I have immediately involving my court. I am native American and I wasn't explained properly on a form that was regarding the icwa law for native Americans,by neither MY court appointed attorney and my cps caseworker. As judge read it in court with the ending part stating if I fail to comply with court orders I will give up temporary parent rights, and asked do u understand what I just read? I replied no, because I didn't know the icwa law part, and then no one explained n e thing and right away judge said my kids will have appointed Guardian ad litem, please help me

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