Docket No. S028817.

6 Cal.4th 435 (1993)

862 P.2d 751

24 Cal. Rptr.2d 751

In re ZACHARIA D., a Person Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law. ORANGE COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. WENDY H. et al., Defendants and Appellants.

Supreme Court of California.

December 6, 1993.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Steven D. Schatz and Stephen S. Buckley, under appointments by the Supreme Court, for Defendants and Appellants.

Terry C. Andrus, County Counsel, and Michelle Ben-Hur, Deputy County Counsel, for Plaintiff and Respondent.

Lloyd M. Harmon, Jr., County Counsel (San Diego), Susan Strom, Chief Deputy County Counsel, Gary C. Seiser and Kathryn E. Krug, Deputy County Counsel, as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Respondent.

Harold La Flamme, Duane T. Neary and John L. Dodd, under appointments by the Supreme Court, for Minor.



In this case we determine whether the juvenile court properly declined to order either reunification services for Javan W. with his biological son, Zacharia D., or Javan's custody of Zacharia. In particular, we decide whether one who is a biological but not a presumed father is entitled to reunification services under Welfare and Institutions Code section 361.5, and whether such services may be requested for the...

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