CHC 1033     

Art. 1033.  Effect of nonappearance

If it appears from the record that the parent has been served in accordance with Article 1021 or 1022 or has been located and notified in accordance with Article 1020 and the parent fails to appear at the hearing, then the hearing shall be held in the parent's absence and the petitioner shall be required to establish prima facie proof of the allegations contained in the petition.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §10, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1997, No. 256, §1.