Parental Rights (and Termination)
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This category is about terminating parental rights, reporting child abuse or neglect, prisoners' parental rights, and reunification services for parents and children.
This information covers the juvenile court system and how it may have jurisdiction over cases involving children who are under the age of 18 and who are alleged to have committed a delinquent act or status offense. Additionally, the juvenile court may have jurisdiction over child custody cases in certain situations.
This resource goes over the issues of enforcing a child custody order. If one parent is not complying with the order, the other parent may need to know their rights to ask the court to enforce the custody order. This information also goes over the process of filing a contempt order if one parent is in violation of the custody order.
This information covers extended foster care, which is a program designed to support young people as they transition from foster care to adulthood. This information covers the range of services and resources to help youth become self-sufficient and achieve their goals through extended foster care.
This resource explains when the law allows a party to ask for a change in a custody judgment. It discusses the differences between changing a consent versus considered judgment of custody. This resource goes over the process of changing a consent child custody judgment.
This resource covers nonparent custody and visitation issues and information. Nonparent custody and visitation issues refer to situations where a person who is not the biological parent of a child seeks custody or visitation rights. This can occur for a variety of reasons, such as when a grandparent, stepparent, or other close relative wants to take care of a child whose parents are unable or unwilling to do so.
This information is about Child In Need Of Care (CINC) cases and how they are handled. In these cases, the court decides that a child needs help and support to make sure they are safe and well. This guide helps you understand CINC cases, why they exist, and how decisions are made to take care of children who need help.