No. B178480.

32 Cal.Rptr.3d 317 (2005)

131 Cal.App.4th 742

In re WILFORD J., Jr., et al., Persons Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law. Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. Wilford J., Sr., Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Seven.

July 28, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Deborah Dentler, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Raymond G. Fortner, Jr., County Counsel, Larry Cory, Assistant County Counsel and Frank J. Da Vanzo, Deputy County Counsel, for Plaintiff and Respondent Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.


"A parent's fundamental right to adequate notice and the opportunity to be heard in dependency matters involving potential deprivation of the parental interest [citation] has little, if any, value unless the parent is advised of the nature of the hearing giving rise to that opportunity, including what will be decided therein. Only with adequate advisement can one choose to appear or not, to prepare or not, and to defend or not." (In re Stacy...

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