To Give Notice for a Petition for Juvenile Dependency or for Severance (Termination) of Parental Rights

You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation :
  • You have filed a petition or other document regarding a person under the age of 18, a minor, in the Juvenile Court for either:
    • Dependency, or
    • Termination of Parental Rights ("Severance"), AND
  • You understand you are required to "serve notice" to parties legally entitled to receive notice of your filing such as the minor's parents, legal guardian, custodian (a person with whom the minor is or has been living), or other person claiming a right to receive notice, AND
  • You understand that your case cannot proceed until you have provided proof to the court that notice has been given in a manner permitted by law, AND
  • You understand that you may NOT hand-deliver the papers to the other party unless he or she (and no one else) will sign an "Acceptance of Service" form in front of a Notary or Clerk of the Superior Court and return the form for you to file with the Court or file it his or her self.

Notice for a Petition for Juvenile Dependency or for Severance of Parental Rights - jv2


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Helpful Information on Serving Notice on the Party or Parties - jv21h
Procedures: How to Serve Legal Papers by Acceptance of Service - jv22p
Procedures: How to Serve Legal Papers using a Registered Process Server - jv23p
Procedures: How to Serve Legal Papers By Certified Mail - jv24p
Procedures: How to Serve Legal Papers By Sheriff - jv26p
Procedures: How to Serve Legal Notice of a Juvenile (non-guardianship) Dependency Proceeding By Publication - jv25p
Acceptance of Service (and Waiver of Notice) in a Juvenile Dependency or Severance Proceeding - jv22f
Declaration of Service by Certified Mail and Supporting Circumstances - jv24f
Declaration Supporting Publication - jv25f

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