Dependency is a legal area families hope to never encounter. When Child Protective Services steps in, abused, abandoned, and neglected children are removed from their parents by the State of Florida.
Child Protective Services removes the children from their home after investigating allegations of child abuse, drug abuse, child endangerment or child neglect. Children then become dependent upon the State as their surrogate parent and are placed with relatives, non-relatives, or in foster care.
Ultimately, their goal is to help return children to their parents. However, this is not always in the children's best interests, if the adult is unfit to be a parent. Our attorneys work closely with concerned relatives, neighbors, and friends to protect children from abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
Brian Cabrey has a strong background working with the Department of Children and Families, as well as the Guardian Ad Litem program to protect children from harm. He works closely with these agencies to understand when it is in the child's best interests to be placed back in custody with their parents.
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This may not be possible, if the parents abandon a child or when the abuse or neglect is severe or extreme. Parents' rights can be terminated when they fail to comply with court orders. In these circumstances, the court will determine if it is in the child's best interests to terminate the parents' rights so the child can be placed for adoption. Our attorneys have extensive experience guiding relatives and concerned family friends during this emotionally-draining time. We also represent families seeking to adopt an abused child or to become foster parents.
Our lawyers serve clients in northern Florida and southern Georgia, including Jacksonville, Daytona, Orlando, Pensacola, Savannah, Brunswick and Augusta. We handle aviation accident cases throughout the southeastern United States and internationally, including South America.
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