Fort Myers Dependency Law Attorneys
We take on cases throughout Florida.
Dependency cases typically happen after the removal of a child from their parent’s custody. Usually, the child is removed from their parents care due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. When any of the previously listed offenses happens, a trial is held to determine if the child will be dependent upon the State for their care and custody.
Termination of Parental Rights
The Department of Children and Families can file a petition for the termination of a parent’s parental rights. However, they will need to provide clear and convincing evidence to do so. This requires a petitioner to demonstrate that the termination of the parent’s rights is the least restrictive means of protection, and that termination of parental rights is in the best interest of the child.
Our team of lawyers can assist with the following hearings for your dependency case:
- Shelter Hearing
- Dependency Arraignment
- Case Plan Resolution Conference
- Dependency Pre-Trial
- Adjudicatory Hearing
- Disposition Hearing
- Judicial Review
- Permanency Judicial Review
Our legal team is experienced with adoption & foster care law
We have a vast amount of experience when it comes to adoption and foster care law. We have helped numerous individuals become parents through adoption and we have also helped a number of families with placing their unborn children with a caring family who is emotionally, physically, and financially stable.
We can assist with the following:
- Emergency Foster Care
- Foster Care Eligibility & Certification
- Foster Care Placement
- Open Adoption
- Semi-Traditional Adoption
- Traditional Adoption
We can help you interact with social workers and prepare you for each step of your adoption or foster care case.
Speak with our legal team today!
At Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A., we have the skills that you need to successfully navigate your dependency case. Dependency law is an extremely specialized area that requires an experienced attorney. Our firm knows what to expect from these types of cases and we are prepared to fight your rights. Let us put our resources to work for you.
Call (239) 970-6844, or contact our Fort Myers team of dependency law attorneys to start your free consultation. We offer Spanish speaking services!
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