Timeline to Appeal:
The timeline to file an appeal on Juvenile cases is as follows:
- Except as provided in (2) and (3) below, a notice of appeal must be filed within 60 days after the rendition of the judgment or the making of the order being appealed. Except as provided in California Rules of Court, Rule 8.66, no court may extend the time to file a notice of appeal.
- In matters heard by a referee not acting as a temporary judge, a notice of appeal must be filed within 60 days after the referee’s order becomes final under Rule 5.540(c).
- When an application for rehearing of an order of a referee not acting as a temporary judge is denied under Rule 5.542, notice of appeal from the referee’s order must be filed within 60 days after that order is served under Rule 5.538(b) (3) or 30 days after entry of the order denying the rehearing, whichever is later.
This website serves as a general guideline of the appeal process for Juvenile cases. To learn more you should read Title 8 of the California Rules of Court, Rules 8.400 – 8.474, which set forth the governing codes on the procedures for Juvenile cases.
Below are the links to commonly used Appeal forms for Juvenile cases. Any Judicial Council Form can be obtained at any courthouse or county law library or online.
- Notice of Appeal - Juvenile JV-800
- Notice of Intent to File Writ Petition and Request for Record to Review Order Setting a Hearing Under Welfare and Institutions Code Section 366.26 - JV-820
- Notice of Intent to File Writ Petition and Request for Record to Review Order Designating or Denying Specific Placement of a Dependent Child After Termination of Parental Rights (CRC Rule 8.454) - JV-822
- Proof of Service - Juvenile - JV-510
- Proof of Service Under Section 366.26 of the Welfare and Institutions Code JV-310
- Fees (Appeal fees start at line #163)