Q: Appeal for reinstatement of parental rights was taken over by tribal court. What happens now?
My rights were terminated I appealed right away. My appeals lawyer found that the county terminated my rights without ICWA being informed. Lakota Sioux has found children eligible and now are taking over case. What's going to happen.
A: Unfortunately. I cannot answer in accordance with ABA Ethics Rule 4.2:
In representing a client, a lawyer shall not communicate about the subject of the representation with a person the lawyer knows to be represented by another lawyer in the matter, unless the lawyer has the consent of the other lawyer or is authorized to do so by law or a court order.
Please inquire with your lawyer whom handled the Appeal as I am sure your question(s) will be answered.
I wish you well.
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