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Miami Child & Juvenile Dependency Lawyer

What Can I Expect in a Juvenile Dependency Hearing?

If your child has become a dependent of the court, there are a number of different outcomes which can occur. A judge may order that your child be under court supervision in your home or in another temporary home, depending on the circumstances. If this is the case, your child will have a Court Appointed Special Advocate and a lawyer who will represent them during the hearing.

The court hearing will decide:

  • A case plan to help you regain custody of your child, which may include supervised visits, rehabilitation, parenting classes, and counseling.
  • Who will supervise your child and who will become the primary caregiver of your child.
  • Who will be responsible for the custody of your child and making decisions on behalf of your child.

Dedicated Custody Attorneys in Florida

Have you received notice that a claim was made against you in regards to your child being abuse or neglect? This most commonly occurs if law enforcement or social services receive reports that your child was abandoned, neglected, or abused. Cases involving child and juvenile dependency can escalate quickly and require representation from a Miami family law lawyer to protect your parental rights.

It is very important that you hire a child custody attorney immediately to help you navigate the investigations by the Department of Children and Families. At Mitchell & West LLC, we can represent families who are at risk of losing custody of their children due to false allegations, as well as help parents find the right treatments to demonstrate that they are capable of caring for their child.

Please call our office today at (305) 783-3301 to learn more about how our Miami family law attorney can assist you. 


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