The judge often decides cases at the end of the hearing. If this happens in your case, the judge will announce the orders in the courtroom while you are still there. If the judge grants your Motion, it is best to set up an appointment between your child and the lawyer as soon as possible.
For some cases, the judge may say, “I’ll take the papers.” That means the judge will decide later, and the clerk will mail you a copy of the judge’s orders. If you do not hear from the court in a few days, call the clerk and ask about your case.
The court may order a lawyer for your child, or you may ask for one.
You can always hire a lawyer.
What you tell your child's lawyer is not confidential.
You must help your child's lawyer by making your child available for things like appointments and signing permission forms for medical records.
Give the court your Financial Affidavit form if you want the state to pay for your child's lawyer.