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Minnesota Chippewa Tribe - Leech Lake Band - Tribal Code


Title 3. Child and Family Protection
3-17. Default Judgment

LLOjibwe JCT3 CFC § 3-17
3-17. Default Judgment

A. When Appropriate

If the parent, guardian or custodian fail to appear for the formal trial, the Court may find the parent, guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parents, guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem.

B. Notice Determination

Prior to finding a parent, guardian, or custodian in default, the Court must be satisfied actual notice has been given or that all reasonable possible steps have been taken to provide notice of the formal tribal to the parent, guardian, or custodian. The Court must also find that the petitioner can prove the elements of the child/family protection petition.

C. Written Order

If the parent, guardian, or custodian is found in default, the Court shall specify the facts, grounds, and code sections upon which it relied to make the decision.

Resolution No. 03-62, presented and acted upon on December 23, 2002.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 3, Child & Fam. Protect. Code § 3-17, LLOjibwe JCT3 CFC § 3-17

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