Compassionate Family Law And Divorce Guidance

Dependency: An Emergency For Both The Parents And Children

It’s not uncommon for a heated argument or messy divorce to directly impact the safety — or perceived safety — of the juvenile children in the family. When the state of Florida intervenes on behalf of abused or neglected children, parents must aggressively fight to get through the dependency process to make their family whole again.

At The Minaya Law Offices, PLLC, we understand that the dependency process is an emergency for both the parents and the children. Action must be taken swiftly and assertively to get through this process as quickly as possible. In all likelihood, by the time your attorney is involved in the process, the children have already been removed. You need an experienced lawyer on your side who understands both the legal system and the dependency system.

Why Has This Happened To Us?

Allegations can come from many sources and center on many circumstances, but will likely fall into one of three categories: abuse, abandonment or neglect.

  • Abuse: Whether centering on sexual abuse, physical abuse or emotional abuse, these allegations can devastate the family.
  • Abandonment: Parents who fail to provide the necessary emotional and financial support can face allegations of abandonment. Additionally, illegally leaving your children alone or leaving your children with a third party who is deemed an inappropriate caregiver might result in serious allegations.
  • Neglect: Neglect can come in many forms, including failing to provide a clean, habitable living environment and failing to feed and clothe the children properly. Additionally, if a parent fails to ensure a child’s education, this can be considered neglect.

We have the experience and legal understanding to guide parents through the dependency process. Whether we are meeting with Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) or representing you in court, you can count on thorough preparation and a strong case strategy.

Parents are entitled to be represented by an attorney at all stages of the DCF dependency process. It is critical that you have an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer on your side who can answer your questions and navigate you through this harrowing process.

Call Us As Soon As Possible

The legal process can be frightening and frustrating. That’s why you need an accomplished lawyer by your side. Don’t hesitate to call or email our Plantation office. Se habla español.


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