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  • Incarcerated Parents Manual

    The comprehensive guide to your rights and options as a parent, including sample letters to send to the authorities. Topics covered - (1) arrest: what happens to my child? (2) placement: where will my child live? (3) foster care & dependency: how can i keep my family together while i'm in jail or prison? (4) family reunification: how do i get my child back when i get out? (5) making a record: what can i do while i'm in jail or prison? (6) paternity: how do i show i'm the dad? (7) de facto parent: what is it? (8) child support: how can i pay when i don't have any money? (9) special immigrant juvenile status: what is it? who qualifies? Content Detail

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    Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
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    Spanish / Español

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  • Gain Rights to Care for a Child as a "De Facto" Parent

    "De facto" parents have the right to be at dependency proceedings, be represented by a lawyer, present evidence and cross-examine witnesses, and participate as a party in the disposition hearing and any hearing after that. Content Detail

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    California Courts
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    Spanish / Español
  • Probate Guardianship

    Types of probate guardianship, alternatives to guardianship, duties of a guardian, becoming a guardian, and forms. Content Detail

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    California Courts
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    Spanish / Español
  • Caregiver's Authorization Affidavit

    A child's relative or non-relative can fill out this form to enroll a child in school and make some decisions about the child's well-being. Content Detail

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    California Courts
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    Spanish / Español
  • Incarcerated Parents Manual

    The comprehensive guide to your rights and options as a parent, including sample letters to send to the authorities. Topics covered - (1) arrest: what happens to my child? (2) placement: where will my child live? (3) foster care & dependency: how can i keep my family together while i'm in jail or prison? (4) family reunification: how do i get my child back when i get out? (5) making a record: what can i do while i'm in jail or prison? (6) paternity: how do i show i'm the dad? (7) de facto parent: what is it? (8) child support: how can i pay when i don't have any money? (9) special immigrant juvenile status: what is it? who qualifies? Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Manual for Grandparent and Relative Caregivers

    Guardianships, dependency proceedings, getting a child out of a shelter, visitation rights of grandparents, when permanent custody is necessary, adoption, foster care, public benefits, relative caregiver options chart, and school issues. Content Detail

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    Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

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