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ADOPT-325 1 Judge's Order to: Enforce, Change, End Contact After Adoption Agreement Clerk stamps below when form is filed. Your name(s) (person(s) who asked for this order): a. b. Your address (skip this if you have a lawyer): Street: City: State: Zip: Your phone #: ( ) Your lawyer (if you have one): (Name, address, phone #, and State Bar #): Court name and street address: Superior Court of California, County of 2 Adopted child's name: Date of birth: Age: Case Number: 3 People present in court today (date): in: Dept.: Div.: Rm.: Judge: Adopting parent(s) Lawyer for adopting parent(s) Parent keeping parental rights (stepparent/domestic partner): Other people present (list name and relationship to child): a. c. b. d. Not present: Child Child's lawyer Judge will fill out section below. 4 The judge has reviewed: ADOPT- 310 ADOPT-315 ADOPT-320 Other evidence Testimony All people listed in ADOPT-315 have tried to come to an agreement using mediation or some other form of dispute resolution. (Fam. Code, § 8714.7.) Enforcement The judge finds and orders: a. The Contact After Adoption Agreement is a legally enforceable agreement. b. The Contact After Adoption Agreement is not enforced because: (1) The person who asked the judge to enforce the Agreement has not tried to solve the problem using mediation or similar method. (2) Enforcing the agreement is not in the child's best interest. (3) Other: 5 Judicial Council of California, www.courtinfo.ca.gov Rev. January 1, 2003, Mandatory Form Family Code §§ 8714.5, 8714.7; Welfare & Institutions Code, § 366.26 Judge's Order to: Enforce, Change, End Contact After Adoption Agreement 24 ADOPT-325, Page 1 of 2 2003 © American LegalNet, Inc. Case Number: Your name(s): Judge will fill out section below. 6 Change or End the Agreement a. The judge approves the request to change end the Contact After Adoption Agreement because: (1) All people involved, including the child (if 12 or older), agreed in writing with the requests listed in ADOPT-315 (2) It is in the best interest of the child (3) There have been important changes since the original agreement was approved and (4) The applicant has participated, or tried to participate, in ways to solve the problem, such as mediation b. The judge does not approve the request to change end the Contact After Adoption Agreement because: (1) It is not in the best interest of the child (2) No important changes have happened since the original agreement was approved (3) The applicant has not tried to participate in ways to solve the problem, such as mediation c. The judge approves the request to change end the Contact After Adoption Agreement as amended. A new ADOPT-310 will be filed. More Time to Study or Evaluate The judge needs more time to make a decision. The judge orders further study or evaluation of the issues in the request because there is clear and convincing evidence that: (1) It is the only way to protect or promote the child's best interest and (2) It will not disturb the stability of the child's home The study or evaluation must look at the following: (1) If the requests in ADOPT-315 will benefit the child (2) The child's wishes (3) The child's mental health (4) Other: The study or evaluation will be done by (individual or agency): The people involved must cooperate with this individual or agency. The cost of the study or evaluation and written report will be paid by: Name(s) of person to pay: Relationship to child: The judge and all people involved in this case will get a complete report by (date): The judge will review the report and make a decision by: The people involved in this case must return to court on (date): at (time): a.m. p.m. 7 a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. Date: Judge (or Judicial Officer) Rev. January 1, 2003 Judge's Order to: Enforce, Change, End Contact After Adoption Agreement 25 ADOPT-325, Page 2 of 2 2003 © American LegalNet, Inc.