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Guide to Dependency Court – For Parents

The Juvenile Dependency Judge is NOT going to put you in Jail!

Posted by Jomo Stewart | Jan 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Juvenile Court Judge may not incarcerate a Parent solely for their failure to satisfy aspects of a voluntary reunification Case Plan. (In re Nolan W. (Cal. 2009), 45 Cal. 4th 1217). However, if you fail to comply with your case plan the Judge does have the remedy and power to terminate your reunification services and set a Welfare and Institution Code 366.26 hearing to terminate your parental rights to your child. What this means is just “jump through CPS's hoops” and complete your services. In many cases, the quicker you complete your services, the quicker your nightmare with CPS will end.

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Jomo Stewart

Jomo Stewart is a dogged, diligent advocate for his clients. His clients appreciate his candor regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their case and the on-going advice as their case progresses. Mr. Stewart will not be out worked by opposing counsel, and he is unwilling to compromise unless h...


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