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In Re Vincent M., B198078

A biological father seeking reunification with a child, who does not come forward in the dependency proceeding until after the reunification period has ended, must establish under Welfare and Institutional Code section 388 that there are changed circumstances or new evidence demonstrating the child's best interest would be promoted by reunification services. The rule is the same whether his paternity was concealed from him or not.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/04/2008
  • Published 04/04/2008




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • William D. Caldwell, Venice, for Objectors and Appellants., Aida Aslanian, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, Glendale, for Minor.

  • For Appellees:
  • Law Office of Lawrence E. Fluharty and Lawrence E. Fluharty, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Plaintiff and Respondent., No appearance for Defendant and Respondent.
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