DCF Matters

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Being involved in a dependency case involving the Department of Children and Families (DCF) is extremely difficult for any parent. Dependency cases involve allegations of abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Often a dependency case starts when either a parent or a third party files a complaint with the DCF. When a report is made to DCF, an investigation will be started. If the investigation finds that the child at issue is being abused, neglected, or abandoned, DCF may bring an action in dependency court to terminate the parent’s parenting rights.

The Department of Children and Families is able to remove the child from their home. In most cases, the child will be placed with another relative or friend. Where warranted, the court may order that the child remains outside of the home during the dependency of the case. If that is the case, the parent will be given visitation rights. Supervised visitations can be ordered by the court where necessary.

The court’s main concern during a dependency case is the child’s safety and the reunification of the family. DCF and the court will give the family any aid and access to services necessary to improve the state of the home. DCF will also draft a plan made up of steps that the parent needs to follow to dismiss or close the dependency case. If the parent fails to complete this plan, their parenting rights can be terminated.

Contact Jenkinson Legal Today

Being accused of abuse, neglect, or abandonment of a child is very serious. The first thing you need to do is hire an experienced, aggressive family law attorney to possibly avoid losing custody of your child. At Jenkinson Legal, we fight aggressively to win favorable terms and settlements for every client. Any case involving a person’s alleged fitness to be a mother or father is going to be an emotional event and we here at Jenkinson Legal understand this. When you work with Jenkinson Legal, you can count on Attorney AnnMarie Jenkinson to answer your questions and give you the attention you need during a very hard time. At the same time, you can rely on Attorney AnnMarie Jenkinson to do everything in her power to help you reunite with your family. Contact Attorney AnnMarie Jenkinson of Jenkinson Legal at (321) 837-9547 with your Family Law questions, or to schedule a free initial consultation.

Jenkinson Legal has many satisfied clients throughout seven counties of Central Florida – Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Polk, Volusia, and Brevard. Here at the Florida Family Law office of Jenkinson Legal we have one simple objective: provide personalized, one on one attention to our clients’ legal worries so they can concentrate on life and family. Contact Jenkinson Legal today to learn more about our experience and success at (321) 837-9547. We are conveniently located in beautiful downtown Winter Park, Florida.

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