Aug. 21, 2014

Child Custody Recommending Counseling

Child Custody Recommending Counselors

Complaint Resolution Procedure for Child Custody Recommending Counseling

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What can I expect at my first Court custody and visitation hearing?

A video is shown in Department 14 at 8:30 AM. When you come to court you will have a chance to view the video. If you need assistance with a parenting plan you will meet with a child custody recommending counselor after you view the video. The counselor will discuss various parenting plan options that are in the best interest of your child with the goal of finding a mutual agreed upon plan. You will have one court paid session on the day of your court hearing.

Is what I say in child custody recommending counseling confidential?

If you are participating in in-court child custody recommending counseling or court-ordered long term counseling, what you communicate in counseling is not confidential. All child custody recommending counselors have the ability to discuss anything communicated to them with the judge in open court and to make a recommendation to the judge.

Yes, you do. A support person may accompany the person protected by the order during the counseling session. It is the function of the support person to provide moral and emotional support. You may select any individual to act as a support person.

No. You have a right to meet separately from the other person.

Yes, you do. A support person may accompany the person protected by the order during the counseling session. It is the function of the support person to provide moral and emotional support. You may select any individual to act as a support person.

In-court child custody recommending counselors or court-ordered long term child custody recommending counselors do make recommendations to the judge on issues where the parties have not come to an agreement. The recommendation may be for a temporary arrangement or one that is more long term. The judge will review the recommendation and may or may not follow it.

No. You have a right to meet separately from the other person.

Yes, you do. A support person may accompany the person protected by the order during the counseling session. It is the function of the support person to provide moral and emotional support. You may select any individual to act as a support person.

In-court child custody recommending counselors or court-ordered long term child custody recommending counselors do make recommendations to the judge on issues where the parties have not come to an agreement. The recommendation may be for a temporary arrangement or one that is more long term. The judge will review the recommendation and may or may not follow it.

If you are participating in in-court child custody recommending counseling or court-ordered long term counseling, what you communicate in counseling is not confidential. All child custody recommending counselors have the ability to discuss anything communicated to them with the judge in open court and to make a recommendation to the judge.

Yes, you do. A support person may accompany the person protected by the order during the counseling session. It is the function of the support person to provide moral and emotional support. You may select any individual to act as a support person.

No. You have a right to meet separately from the other person.

Yes, you do. A support person may accompany the person protected by the order during the counseling session. It is the function of the support person to provide moral and emotional support. You may select any individual to act as a support person.

In-court child custody recommending counselors or court-ordered long term child custody recommending counselors do make recommendations to the judge on issues where the parties have not come to an agreement. The recommendation may be for a temporary arrangement or one that is more long term. The judge will review the recommendation and may or may not follow it.

No. You have a right to meet separately from the other person.

Yes, you do. A support person may accompany the person protected by the order during the counseling session. It is the function of the support person to provide moral and emotional support. You may select any individual to act as a support person.

For more information, contact:

 

Yolo Superior Court

Family Law Facilitator

1100 Main Street, Suite 300

Woodland, CA 95695

(530) 406-6794

 

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center

175 Walnut Street

Woodland, CA 95695

(530) 661-6336

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