Law concerns abused and neglected children.
Expert legal representation of parents is necessary to assure that parents have the best opportunity
to prevent removal of their children from their custody and/or effectuate reunification in the future.
Who we represent
We represent parents, legal guardians, foster parents or relatives who have raised a child who is the subject
of a petition filed in a Juvenile Court in child abuse and neglect cases. We are generally contacted or referred
by Family Law or other attorneys or are contacted directly by the parents, grandparents or guardians.
When is a
dependency law specialist needed?
To either preempt a petition
being filed in Juvenile Dependency Court or to represent the parents,
guardians or foster parents
of a child when a proceeding has commenced in court.
How can a dependency law specialist help?
We specialize in Juvenile Dependency matters and have in-depth working knowledge of the Dependency Court, County
Counsel, and Dependency law and procedures. Retaining a Dependency Lawyer can possibly avoid the filing of a petition
or can provide expert assistance in a most difficult situation if a petition is filed.
How can we be contacted?
Our office can be contacted directly, by email or by sending in the Contact form in this web site.
A copy of The Family Law Practitioner's Guide to Juvenile Dependency Proceedings presented by Nancy Rabin Brucker, Esq.
(Program No. 38 FL, Oct. 10 at 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the California State Bar Association 2002 Annual Meeting held
October 10 - 13, 2002 in Monterey), can be obtained by request.