A juvenile dependency action is a state civil action against the parents or guardians of a child, with the objective of protecting the minor child. Juvenile dependency cases are often initiated in situations where there are allegations of child abuse, neglect, substance abuse or other circumstances that endanger a child’s well-being. One of the legal consequences of a dependency action is the termination of parental rights and the placement of a child in shelter with the possibility of eventual adoption.
Strong Representation In Florida Child Dependency Actions
If your child has been adjudicated dependent, you must take specific actions to protect your parental rights and demonstrate that you are a fit parent. If you are facing the prospect of having your children removed and placed in the care of a shelter, you need strong legal guidance. It is vital to hire an attorney to help you understand the process, avoid self-incrimination, and arrange substance abuse or anger-management counseling if necessary.
With more than 15 years of experience working in family law and the juvenile justice system throughout Northwest Florida, attorney Laura S. Coleman is uniquely qualified to assist parents in defending themselves at every stage of the juvenile dependency process. She understands the facts, evidence and arguments that are necessary to build a strong case to protect your parental rights and the best interests of your children.
Contact Attorney Laura S. Coleman
To speak with an experienced family law lawyer about your rights and options, call the law office of Laura S. Coleman, P.A., at (850) 626-8520. We look forward to speaking with you.
Laura S. Coleman, P.A., represents clients throughout the Florida Panhandle, in communities such as Milton, Pace, Pensacola, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Niceville, Cantonment, Whiting Field Naval Air Station, Hurlburt Field, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Santa Rosa County and Escambia County.