Huntington Beach Juvenile Dependency Lawyer
Huntington Beach is not immune to family problems and conflicts and our Huntington Beach juvenile dependency lawyer is available to assist in these terrible family crisis situations. Juvenile dependency is when the court takes steps to make a child a “dependent” of the court, taking away parental decisions for the child from the child’s parents for various reasons. Having a child taken from a parent is often a family’s worst nightmare and can be a stressful and scary time to deal with an unfamiliar court system. The law of juvenile dependency is highly specialized and there are few lawyers in southern California who practice this type of law, but the Huntington Beach juvenile dependency lawyer at the Johnson Criminal Law Group has years of practice and experience in this area.
According to Huntington Beach juvenile dependency lawyers, under section 300 of the Welfare and Institutions Code judicial proceedings will start for a dependent child if the child has suffered from physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional damage, or neglect, or if there is no one to look after the child in the event of parental incarceration or for any other reason. This section also says “it is the intent of the Legislature that nothing in this section disrupt family life unnecessarily,” but that is often exactly what juvenile dependency law does.
Our Huntington Beach juvenile dependency lawyer understands that often children are taken and accusations made before the entire story comes out. If you are a parent and you have been accused of child abuse or neglect, the Johnson Criminal Law Group can make sure you have an advocate and will work to try to achieve the best outcome for your family. So contact the Law Office today for a free initial consultation at (949) 622-5522.