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De Facto Parent Representation

De Facto Parent Representation in Folsom

What Is a De Facto Parent?

Courts in California recognize de facto parents as individuals who have assumed the duty of a parent by caring for a child’s physical need and psychological need for care and affection for an extended period of time.

You may be granted de facto parent status if:

  • You have a psychological bond with the child
  • You have performed the role of a parent to the child for a substantial amount of time
  • You have information about the child that other parties do not

If you are seeking de facto parent status, having capable legal counsel on your side can only bolster your case. At the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C., we offer de facto parent representation in Folsom and Northern California for individuals who have stepped in and protected a child in need.

Contact us online or at (916) 794-4576 to learn more about the benefits of establishing de facto parent status.

Your Rights as a De Facto Parent

If the court finds sufficient evidence in favor of you obtaining de facto parent status, they will grant you the title and the rights that come along with it.

As a de facto parent, you may:

  • Participate in juvenile dependency court proceedings
  • Present evidence to promote the child’s best interests in your care
  • Have a say in the child’s care and placement

As a de facto parent, you have much more sway in how the child is cared for. You will be better positioned to remove the child from unsafe conditions, make certain decisions on the child’s behalf, and provide a better life for the child.

At the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C., we have extensive experience representing the interests of children and hopeful de facto parents. We can ensure that the process goes smoothly while helping you seek a favorable outcome.

Call (916) 794-4576 to get started on your case.

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