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Name: Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency v. J.J. Sr.
Case #: C096223
Opinion Date: 03/13/2023
Attorney: Liana Serobian

The Court of Appeal agreed with the parties that the trial court abused its discretion in delegating to the guardian the determination of whether visitation between the father and the minor would occur at all. When a juvenile court orders visitation, it must also determine a minimum level of visitation and ensure it will in fact occur. Neither the guardians nor the children may be given absolute discretion to determine whether visitation will occur at all. The Court of Appeal reversed the portion of the guardianship order regarding visitation and remanded the matter to the juvenile court with directions to issue a new visitation order specifying the frequency and duration of visits and whether the visits are to be supervised.