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What is a De Facto Parent?

September 01, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   De Facto Parent,Disposition Hearing,Juvenile Dependancy   |   0 Comment

A de facto parent is someone who: -Cares for a child everyday who is a dependent of the juvenile court, -Has been acting as the child’s parent, -Is taking care of all the child’s basic needs for food, shelter, affection, clothing and care. If you decide to become a de facto parent to a child […]

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Juvenile Disposition Hearing

August 24, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Disposition Hearing,Juvenile Court,juvenile defense law   |   0 Comment

At a juvenile disposition hearing the judge can order one of several things. They are: -Your child may be ordered to stay home with you under strict supervision for up to 6 months, either formal supervision or probation supervision -Your child might be placed on probation and must live with a relative, in an institution, in a group home […]

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What hearings will my child have in juvenile court in Orange County, California?

There are 7 types of hearings in juvenile court: Detention Hearing If your child is locked up for more than 2 days, he or she will have a detention hearing within 3 court days. (A court day is a day the court is open.) The judge will decide if your child can go home before […]

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