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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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Foster parents and Caregivers: Testifying in Court

August 13, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Caregiver,Foster Parent,juvenile defense law,Juvenile Dependancy   |   0 Comment

If you are a foster parent or a caregiver, you may be called upon to testify in court on as a witness in juvenile dependency hearings. On of the lawyers involved in the case will contact you to let you know that you may be requested to answer some questions on the stand, in some cases you […]

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