A dependency lawyer understands issues related to dependency and termination of parental rights. Sometimes a government agency such as Child Protective Services may press charges. Because of the victims' tender age, abuse and neglect cases frequently are complicated. You may seek a dependency lawyer whether you have been accused of child abuse, or if you've had your children sheltered by the Department of Children and Families.
The Child Dependency court’s job is to protect children from abuse or neglect that occurs in the home. The Child Dependency court can make orders to:
- Take children away from your home
- Send your children to live with relatives or foster care
- Terminate your parental rights
- Create new parental rights
Attorney Jack Mannion understands that the child dependency process can be traumatic and stressful for both you and your child. The best place for a child is with his or her own family, as long as he or she is safe and cared for. We are willing to assist you through the dependency court process and will fight to ensure that you remain the primary caretaker of your child. Call us at (407) 732-6040 to schedule a free consultation.