Legal Question in Juvenile Dependency in California

If a minor wishes that something he/she said, written to be confidential from his/her parents, is that valid or would it be void? (California)

Asked on 10/28/13, 9:12 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Lyle Johnson Bedi and Johnson Attorneys at Law

The minor should have an attorney. Any communication between the minor and the minor's attorney should privileged. The attorney should respect the minor's request to keep the statements confidential. Any statement made to the social worker will very probably appear in the report to the court and parents.

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Answered on 10/29/13, 6:37 pm

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