Checklist: Representing Nonresident Fathers in Dependency Cases (Portion in Chapter 4 of Advocating for Nonresident Fathers in Child Welfare Court Cases).

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Cohen, Andrew L
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ABA Center on Children and the Law.
National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System.
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Designed to assist advocates for nonresident fathers in child welfare cases, this checklist provides tips for representing nonresident fathers in dependency cases. Strategies for advocates are explained and include: fight for custody if the client wishes, ensure successful father-child visits, prove the father's fitness to parent at trial, and help fathers who do not want custody achieve their other goals.

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