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In re R.N., No. B209458

Dependency court's order appointing minor's aunt as the successor guardian and a separate order summarily denying father's subsequent Welfare & Institutions Code section 388 petition challenging the appointment is reversed as the failure to consider the provisions of section 366.3(f) deprived father of his rights to participate, to be considered as the guardian, and to be eligible to receive reunification services without the requirement that he file his own section 388 petition. 

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Filed October 20, 2009


Opinion by Judge Zelon


For Appellant:  Joseph D. MacKenzie

For Appellee:  Raymond G. Fortner, Jr., County Counsel, James M. Owens, Assistant County Counsel and O. Raquel Ramirez, Deputy County Counsel