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Rule 18.01.Failure to Appear

Except as otherwise provided in Rules 47.02, subdivision 1, and 56.02, subdivision 1, if a parent, legal custodian, or Indian custodian fails to appear for an admit-deny hearing, a pretrial hearing, or a trial after being properly served with a summons pursuant to Rule 44.02 or 53.02, or a notice pursuant to Rule 44.03, 44.04, 53.03, or 53.04, the court may receive evidence in support of the petition or reschedule the hearing.

Rule 18.02.Default Order

If the petition is proved by the applicable standard of proof, the court may enter an order granting the relief sought in the petition as to that parent, legal custodian, or Indian custodian.

2019 Advisory Committee Comment

Rule 18 is amended in 2019 as part of a revision of the Rules of Juvenile Protection Procedure. The amendments updated the cross-references in Rule 18.01. The amendments are not intended to substantively change the Rule's meaning.