Hillsborough County Termination of Parental Rights Attorney
Has the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) taken your child away? Is the state threatening to terminate your parental rights because of allegations of neglect or abuse made against you? At the Poulos Law Firm in Tampa, Florida, I move quickly and act aggressively to defend you against these allegations and help you get your children back.
Extensive Experience in Juvenile Dependency Cases
These are unique cases, and very few family law lawyers have experience handling them. I have extensive experience. Early in my career, I worked as a lawyer for the state of Florida, handling cases in juvenile dependency court. I represented the state in numerous juvenile dependency and termination of parental rights cases that went to trial. In other words, I know exactly how the other side handles these cases, from overseeing psychiatric evaluations of parents and children to filing dependency petitions and terminating the rights of parents. I know the opportunities available to defend you and make it clear to the state that your children need to be returned to you.
False Allegations of Neglect
While there are certainly cases in which the state has a legitimate concern, cases that can be resolved by the parent going through counseling and treatment to resolve the root cause of the neglect and have the child returned, there are also many cases involving false allegations.
I have seen many cases in which one parent makes a false allegation of child abuse, drug use or other illegal activity against the other. Often, this takes place in the context of a divorce or a child custody dispute, in which the parent making the false allegations is trying to gain the upper hand. I know how to quickly resolve these matters.
The bottom line is that, regardless of what allegations are involved in your case, juvenile dependency cases can be won. I know how to win them.
To schedule a free consultation with a Tampa juvenile dependency attorney, call me at 813-418-7406 or send me an e-mail. Family law services are provided at reasonable and flexible fees, and credit cards are accepted.
In addition to English, I provide legal services in Greek.