Juvenile court matters have been confidential and no one other than the parties involved are allowed in the courtroom while court is in session. But recently Honorable Judge Michael Nash, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge opened juvenile court proceedings to the public. Opening juvenile proceedings has been a debate issue of late because in juvenile court proceedings the parent-child relationship can be severed and the minor children can be freed for adoption. An argument can be made that these proceedings need to be open to the public in order ensure scrutiny of the process.
If you find yourself in Dependency Court you will need the assistance of an Orange County Juvenile attorney call today for a free consultation 714-971-8000.