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Juvenile Dependency

California family law courts have been charged with protecting and serving the best interests of the children involved in each case they hear, which can mean an enormous range of different things depending on the situations and circumstances involved in a particular case. When children are found to be living in dangerous, neglectful, or abusive conditions, the court may intervene on their behalf in order to help provide stable living conditions while focusing on keeping families together wherever possible.

The child’s best interests will always be put ahead of the goal of maintaining a cohesive family unit however, and in some circumstances the court may act to remove a child from the custody of an individual who is believed to be unfit for guardianship, often at the request of a non-custodial parent or another person concerned for the wellbeing of the child. On the other hand, it is possible for a parent or guardian to have their child unjustly removed from their care, and only effective legal representation will be able to overrule such a decision.

Juvenile Dependency Clients

Our clients come from all walks of life, and each is experiencing their own unique challenges involving juvenile dependency. Our attorneys possess the experience and the flexibility to assist you no matter what your situation, and have worked in the past with the following types of clients:

  • Parents who have had their children removed from their care
  • Non-custodial parents who believe their children are experiencing neglect or abuse
  • Relatives of children who are living in dangerous conditions
  • Foster parents who have had their children removed from their care

Regardless of the details of your situation, you have legal rights to fight for custody of your child or to protect a child you suspect is enduring abuse or neglect.

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At Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, our legal team is committed to protecting families and the best interests of children involved in juvenile dependency cases. For a free consultation to discuss the details of your case and learn more about your options for resolution, call 760-722-7646 today.

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