Scenario 1: Reconnecting with your Child(ren) in Dependency Court

  1. Why would i go to juvenile dependency court to reconnect with my child?

  2. How can a judge’s decision in juvenile dependency court affect my rights as a parent?

  3. How will a dependency court judge decide if I get custody or visitation with my child?

  4. Are there any convictions that will automatically ban me from reconnecting with my child in dependency court?

  5. My parental rights were terminated while I was incarcerated. What can I do?

  6. My child was placed in foster care while i was incarcerated. what can i do to reconnect?

  7. What can I show the dependency court judge that custody or visitation with me is in the “best interest of the child”?

  8. What can I do to show mitigating circumstances and rehabilitative evidence related to my criminal record?

  9. Requesting a Change to a Dependency Court Order

    1. If there is already an order about my child from a judge in juvenile dependency court, how do I ask for greater custody or visitation rights?