Jun. 14, 2022 – In re A.B. (6th Dist., H049676)

The Court of Appeal affirms the juvenile court’s order at the twelve-month post-permanency review hearing denying father’s request for a contested hearing on his request for visitation. The court holds that a parent whose child is in the permanent plan of legal guardianship does not have an unqualified statutory right or unfettered due process right to a contested post-permanency review hearing under WIC 366.3. Accordingly, the juvenile court did not err in requiring father to make an offer of proof in support of his request for a contested hearing.