Practice Areas

Juvenile Dependency

 

Children may be taken from their parents by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) as a protective measure. Removal may be due to alleged domestic violence, drug/alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, physical/emotional abuse, and/or neglect which places the child (or children) in danger. When the children have been removed from their families, the case is heard in juvenile dependency court.

 

Whether the parent believes the children were wrongly taken by DCFS, or the parent realizes there are problems within the family, the right attorney can provide the personal support, motivation, and discipline needed to achieve a successful result in court.

 

At Le, Clark & Ho, LLP our role in juvenile dependency cases is to help the parent find balance and perspective in the myriad of emotions surrounding the removal of the children and the ensuing court process. Our goal is to see the reunification of families whenever possible.

 

Juvenile dependency law is a “hybrid” of several areas of law, including civil, criminal, and family law. Many attorneys who specialize in only one of these fields may claim to have the knowledge or experience to handle juvenile dependency cases, however; when it comes to your children, it’s important to work with a law firm that has over 10 years of experience fighting DCFS. Our attorneys are very knowledgeable in juvenile dependency law and are sensitive to the needs of each individual case.

 

We also represent foster parents attempting to retain custody of children in their care.

In addition to the loss of your children, you may also have a civil rights claim against DCFS that only an experienced law firm would be recognize. Our attorneys have handled thousands of these cases and have helped parents, guardians, and de facto parents fight for their children.

 

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