Juvenile & Dependency Litigation In Birmingham
A dependency action is a legal proceeding wherein a court determines whether a child is without a fit parent or guardian, often due to abuse and/or neglect. When children are removed from the care of their parents or legal guardians on a temporary basis, the goal is to reunify the children with their parents or legal guardians whenever possible. Depending on the allegations, the parents or legal guardians may be asked to submit to drug and/or alcohol monitoring, participate in counseling, complete parenting courses, along with other requirements the court may deem necessary in order to effectuate the reunification process successfully. If it becomes apparent that reunification is not possible, a child may be permanently removed from the home. The law typically favors placing a child with a relative, although there are circumstances where that may not be possible and other options may need to be considered.
We have experience representing persons who feel a child is without a fit parent or guardian in the filing of a dependency petition. We also have experience representing parents and/or guardians who have been alleged to be unfit, abusive and/or neglectful against in their defense against a dependency petition.
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