Dependency & Neglect

Parents facing accusations of dependency & neglect are entitled to a lawyer at all stages of the case. We advocate for parents and inform them of their rights at every stage of these complex proceedings. Social services may allege a child has been abandoned, mistreated, or abused; is out of control, homeless, or neglected; or that the parents have otherwise provided an unsafe environment. If so, a variety of actions could occur; from placing the child in the temporary custody of another to permanent termination of parental rights. Not only are we experienced in representing parents accused of dependency & neglect, but we are also skilled in handling appeals of these types of cases.