California attorney Vincent W. Davis wants you to know what you can do if the judge in your juvenile dependency case has made a decision and you’re not happy with it.
During your case, the judge may mandate a number of items that must be adhered to by you (the parent) in order to get your kids back from social services.
But you may have some options when it comes to reversing any decisions you find you cannot live with. You’ll need to ask for a rehearing about whatever item you take issue with. A rehearing is not about fighting your entire case just aspects of it. Maybe you don’t agree with supervised visitation or how much visitation you actually get. You can file a rehearing document to be reviewed by another judge or court officer who may come to a different conclusion for you.