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The following compilation of dependency law is provided to assist in your research. You should never rely solely on the entries made here. You should always read a cited case to be sure it is accurate, and you should always check to be sure it remains valid case law. Included are decisions through December 31, 2014.


Public Policy



De Facto Parent

Indian Child Welfare Act


Removal, Placement, and Visitation

Reunification Services


Supplemental and Subsequent Petitions

Section 366.26 Hearing

Dismissal and Transfer

Appellate Procedure

"Dependency Quick Guide" from AOC

California Dependency Online Guide

ICWA laws, regulations, and rules (from AOC)

Application for appointment of counsel for the minor on appeal

Additional dependency articles from FDAP

Additional dependency articles from CCAP

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