California attorney Vincent W. Davis talks about who makes the decisions in your case about whether or not the children live with you or enter foster care.
While the social worker interviewed, investigated, and then later removed your children from the home, they are not in charge of making the decision of where your children are placed.
This lies in the hands of three types of people. The first is a judge of the superior court. This is the type of judge people normally think of when they think about court cases. However, your case can also be decided on by a judicial officer known as commissioner or even someone legally designated as a referee.
Each of these people have the power to make a decision about your family’s life, where the children will stay and how often — if at all — you can see your kids. Speak to an experienced attorney right away if your children have been removed and you’re wondering what happens next.