Rights of Grandparents
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Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.
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.
Federal, state, and local programs are available to help you raise children who have disabilities.
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.
Seniors: Protect yourself from fraud and financial abuse! Be vigilant, be observant. Physical or financial abuse will continue so long as no one knows about it. Listed below are our Top 10 Safety Tips to always keep in mind.
In some situations, grandparents can petition the court to visit their grandchild.
As a grandpartent you have rights to visit your grandchildren, find out about the court process, one's rights as a grandparent and more.