DEPENDENCY 2018-01-17T02:00:42+00:00


If you are accused of child abuse or neglect, you can be assured the DCF will relentlessly pursue the allegations. This dependency process in Florida is extremely emotional  because it involves your children. The investigations, court dates, overworked and detached caseworkers, and court ordered programs can be overwhelming. At such times, you need a lawyer to competently guide you so your children come home as soon as possible.  Our attorneys have successfully defended hundreds of parents involved in the Florida dependency system and have helped countless families to come back together.

Even before the dependency court gets involved in your family’s life, it is important to call an experienced dependency attorney the first time you get a call or a visit from a Child Protection Investigator. Remember, prior to the courts getting involved, you have more options to possibly avoid the dependency court system. In a time of hardship, how  you interact and comply with the investigator can determine whether your children stay in your home and whether you get involved in the maze of the Florida dependency system. The guidance of empathetic and experienced attorneys at Broward Law Group, P.A. can be crucial  to the outcome of your case.


In Florida, if your child or children have been removed from your home, a court hearing, called a “shelter hearing,” is held within 24 hours. At this initial hearing the court decides whether to keep the children in protective custody, or return them to your home.  At this hearing the court also decides where to place the child or children and what type of visits you are entitled to have. If you have a relative or nonrelative who has been approved, your child may be placed with them, during the case, but this is not guaranteed. It is important to contact a lawyer to ensure that an attorney prepares you and iis by your side for the initial court date and throughout the entire process. 


If a protective investigator has determined that your child or children are at risk or being abused, abandoned or neglected, and that judicial intervention is necessary to ensure their safety, you will be involved with the dependency court. You will face multiple hearings in your dependency case, with the DCF alleging that you abused, abandoned, or neglected your child. The attorneys at Broward Law Group, P.A. are on your side and have helped hundreds of parents in your position. We will help you interact with caseworkers properly, and represent you in court with honesty, integrity and proficiency to help you get your children  home as soon as possible. 

If you face dependency proceedings, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Contact us as soon as possible. 

Nothing is more important to a parent than their children. When DCF or another party attempts to terminate a parent’s rights, it can be devastating for everyone involved. At Broward Law Group, P.A., our parental rights attorneys are dedicated to defending against these types of actions. We will stand up for your best interests, as well as the best interests of your child. Our parental rights attorneys have helped many families and  will provide an aggressive defense against these charges. The courts will typically terminate a parent’s rights only as a last resort. However, it is important to have strong legal counsel in your corner to ensure that your rights are protected and you can continue to have a relationship with your child.

At Broward Law Group, P.A. our lawyers, Brianna Jones and Elisaveta Alexieva, have helped many hundreds of families involved with DCF. Through our handling of numerous cases before judges in South Florida, we have established a strong reputation for credibility that goes a long way with judges and opposing counsel. We will put this experience to work for you while we fight tirelessly to protect your rights and your interests.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

Adoption is a rewarding but complicated process. Broward Law Group. .P.A. can help you whether you are a parent, a couple looking to welcome a new member into your home or a relative hoping to assume responsibility for a minor in your family.  Our attorneys will counsel you as to the intricacies of the process , assist in the case preparation, and represent you in court.

Whether you are fighting to have your children returned to your home, or simply want to adopt a precious child of your own, our accomplished dependency law attorney can help your relationships grow in a positive direction. We are also adept at providing foster care services, so you can be the accomplished parent you strive for going forward.

Contact our attorneys today at and let us help you with your dependency law case. 

When the identity of the biological father is in question, having paternity rightfully established is important for the child, the mother, the biological father, and the presumed father or mother’s husband.. A mother, who has not established biological relationship between the father and her child may not receive child support payments or have anyone to help raise the child. A father who has not established his parental rights to a child and may be denied visitation rights and lose his ability to voice his opinions about the child’s upbringing. The mother can even give the child up for adoption without his consent. The attorneys at Broward Law Group will offer you legal guidance, assist in filing a paternity action or defend you against paternity action.



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