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Juvenile Dependency
Fighting for Your Parental Rights

Juvenile dependency refers to a petition filed by the Florida Department of Children and Family Services alleging child abuse and neglect. Filed with a juvenile dependency court, these allegations are serious. If successful, juvenile dependency allegations might terminate a person's parental rights. When the state makes false or unjustified accusations against you, speak to lawyer James Turner about your juvenile dependency case.

Accused of Child Abuse? Child Neglect? Child Abandonment?

One of the most traumatic events in a parent's life would be the removal of a child from their home. The State of Florida may attempt to remove children from the care of their parents when there are allegations of abuse or neglect. When these allegations are received by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), an investigator will be sent to the home to determine whether the allegations have merit and whether or not the child will be removed from the home.

Has DCF removed your child?  Has your child been placed in foster care?

You will need someone to fight with you.  As a former Guardian ad Litem (GAL) attorney and attorney for the Department of Children and Families (DCF), James Turner has years of experience dealing with this specific type of situation.  If the court decides that a child should remain in the state’s care, then dependency proceedings under Chapter 39 of the Florida Statutes will ensue. DCF will submit a case plan in which you, as the parent, must comply with for a maximum of one year in order to prevent the termination of your parental rights.  Don't delay!  Time is of the essence.

A capable juvenile dependency and child abuse defense attorney can help explain and guide you through the process.  Whether the allegations stem from child abuse, child neglect, substance abuse or abandonment, James Turner is here to help as YOUR Milton child abuse defense lawyer.

Call (850) 983-0725 today to schedule an initial consultation.

You don't have to go through the system on your own!  Your future and your child's future are too important!  If you are in legal trouble in the Greater Pensacola area (including both Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties) contact the James Turner Law Firm, LLC immediately.

Copyright 2015.  James Turner Law Firm, LLC.  The Milton, Florida, office of The James Turner Law Firm, LLC, serves clients throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, including Pensacola, Bellview, Gonzalez, Century, Pace, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Cantonment, Molino, Perdido Key, Walnut Hill, Bagdad, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola Beach; counties including Santa Rosa County and Escambia County; as well as Eglin Air Force Base, Whiting Field and NAS Pensacola (Naval Air Station).
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