CHC 759     

Art. 759.  Answer to petition

After the child and his caretaker have been advised pursuant to Article 740, the court shall determine whether each admits or denies the allegations of the petition.

(1)  If either the caretaker or child denies the allegations, the court shall set the matter for adjudication.

(2)  If both the child and the caretaker admit that the allegations of the petition are true or stipulate that the family is in need of services, the court shall determine whether there is a factual basis for adjudication and if the child and caretaker consent to adjudication.  If so, the court may accept a consent judgment and order a predisposition investigation.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §7.