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Helping Children, Parents, and Families in Ventura and Santa Barbara

Juvenile Dependency Law is designed to protect children from abuse and neglect. Because many reports of child abuse or neglect can be resolved without court intervention, it is wise to seek a juvenile dependency lawyer as soon as possible to get the best result possible. When it is suspected that abuse and neglect presents an impending danger to children, Juvenile Dependency Court will typically be required.  It is important that you have an attorney who specializes in family law and can ensure your rights are protected.

At the Law Offices of Michelle Evans, we care what happens to our clients and their families. We also care about how they feel when they are experiencing what may be the most difficult days of their lives. Juvenile Dependency cases can be extremely stressful and complex, as the reports on the child abuse can come from almost any source. Child Protective Services is required to remove children that may be endangered. But what if the report is inaccurate, vindictive or based on rumor? You still face proving that you are a good parent to your child, and fighting to get them back into your own home.

Every child custody case is unique, and your specific legal questions can only be properly answered during a thorough consultation with an experienced attorney. Call 805-242-6270 to speak with The Law Offices of Michelle Evans or set up an appointment at one of two office locations, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

Certified Santa Barbara Dependency Attorney

Attorney Michelle Evans is a Certified Dependency Court Lawyer, with extensive experience representing parents in dependency cases involving the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in the Santa Barbara and Ventura area. Dependency Law becomes a factor when children are removed from the supporter's home by the state, due to allegations of abuse, neglect, drug use or abandonment - to name a few. The three steps to this scenario include:

Where the Child Will Live?

In many cases, if child neglect or abuse is suspected, a social worker from the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) or other child protective organizations may come into the home and remove the child or children as a precautionary measure. The court prefers to place a child with a parent or relative because this type of placement is usually better for the child. We represent parents in dependency court who are trying to get their children back from protective custody. Our firm also represents relatives who are trying to have children placed in their care in matters where the children are in the care of non-relatives.

Contact a Certified Dependency Court Attorney Today - Offices in Ventura and Santa Barbara

At the Law Offices of Michelle Evans, we have the experience to handle even the most complicated Juvenile Dependency Matter. It is important that you hire an attorney who knows the workings of the Juvenile Dependency Court, call for a consultation at 805-242-6270 or send us an email.