CHC 1039     

Art. 1039.  Other dispositions

A.  After final submission, the court shall render its judgment within thirty days.

B.  If the court finds that the alleged grounds are not proven in accordance with the evidentiary standards set forth in Article 1035 or if the court finds that termination of parental rights is not in the best interests of the child, it shall enter written findings on both issues and may:

(1)  Dismiss the petition.

(2)  Reinstate the parent to full care and custody of the child.

(3)  If the child has been previously adjudicated as a child in need of care, reinstate that proceeding pursuant to Title VI.

(4)  Upon a showing of sufficient facts, adjudicate the child in need of care in accordance with Title VI.

(5)  Upon a showing of sufficient facts, adjudicate the family in need of services in accordance with Title VII.

(6)  Make any other disposition that is in the best interest of the child.

C.  The court shall enter into the record a written judgment, signed by the court.  The date of the entry of the judgment shall be recorded on the judgment.

D.  A copy of the judgment shall be furnished to all counsel of record and to all unrepresented parties.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §10, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2003, No. 567, §1.