A Dependency case can begin in different ways:
1) When the Department of Children and Families determines that a child must be removed from his or her caregivers for alleged abuse, neglect, or abandonment, and a caregiver does not qualify for Court Appointed Counsel, we can assist with representation.
2) When the Department of Children and Families should get involved to remove a child from his or her caregivers for alleged abuse, neglect, or abandonment, but chooses not to do so we can assist with filing a private Petition. Whenever a child is in potential risk of harm, we can help.
If you have been notified by the Department of Children and Families that your child or the minor you are caring for is going to be removed from your care due to alleged neglect, abandonment or abuse, you may want to seek legal counsel. Contact The Johnston Law Firm, P.A. today if you do not qualify got Court Appointed Counsel.
If there is an alleged case of child abuse, neglect or abandonment and the child is not removed by the Department of Children and Families, hiring an experienced family law attorney may be the next step.
The family law attorneys at The Johnston Law Firm, P.A. our experienced Orlando lawyers and dependency attorneys who can represent you or a loved one in a case of this nature.
Our Baldwin Park law office is conveniently located near Downtown Orlando. We are available by appointment to discuss dependency and neglect cases. Please call us at 407-447-4471 to schedule an appointment to meet with an Orlando, Florida family law attorney.