Dependency and Family Law in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, Pinellas County, and surrounding West Florida areas.
Dependency courts in Florida deal with children at risk of abandonment, abuse, or neglect, which, in certain circumstances, can overlap with an ongoing family law case in civil court. Typically, dependency court involves several hearings and the establishment of a case plans to determine whether a child can be unified with their parent. Less frequently, a parent or other caregiver such as a grandparent, may file a private action to request that one or both parent's rights be terminated due to abandonment, abuse, or neglect of the child.
If you need assistance with dependency, child support, divorce, paternity suits, or other family law matters, please contact our office, as our attorneys have extensive experience in handling dependency issues in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, Pinellas County, and the surrounding West Florida areas.