Juvenile Dependency Law Attorney in Los Angeles

Serving You with Over 50 Years of Combined Experience

Here at Fusco & Clarke, we have over 50 years combined experience and have represented clients in thousands of successful hearings in the Juvenile Dependency system. We recognize that each case and its circumstances is unique. Our legal team will review the details of your case and advise you of how to move forward with your legal action.

Having to appear in Juvenile Dependency Court as a parent is for the purpose of proving that you are not guilty of child abuse. The courts hear these cases to make a clear decision regarding whether or not your child is in danger if left in your custody.

Juvenile Dependency proceedings are very specific area of the law. It is crucial that your representation is very familiar with Juvenile Dependency court—the procedures as well as the personnel in the court system. There are many cases in which negotiations must be made on behalf of the family or the child, in which cases familiarity with court personnel can be beneficial.

Why Am I Being Accused of Child Abuse?

Usually, what has occurred before this point is an official report of child abuse—often written by a teacher or another authoritative adult in the child’s life. Following this reports, law enforcement made a quick visit to assess the situation and, based on their additional report, Child Protective Services then got involved. This is the point at which you need effective defense as soon as possible.

We know this is a daunting task ahead of you, especially when the accusation was based on nothing more than hear-say. Our Los Angeles juvenile dependency attorneys are here to help.

Strong & Proactive Defense for Parents

While some people view an accusation as enough to punish you and your child by establishing a separation, we do not. Not only is assuming you are guilty before a hearing a violation of your constitutional rights, but we know from other examples that accusations are not always founded.

You could be accused for the following reasons:

  • The reporting figure mistook a child’s injuries as inflicted by you
  • An ex-spouse planted the accusation in an attempt to achieve custody
  • Your child is angry at you for an unrelated reason and made a false statement
  • An angry friend or family member made a false report out of retaliation
  • A neighbor or friend jumped to conclusions and made the report

Speak with a Los Angeles Juvenile Dependency Law Attorney

If you have been reported for child abuse or neglect, it is likely that Child Protective Services (CPS) have taken your children from you. You need legal help immediately if this is your situation. Our legal team at Fusco & Clarke is very experienced in fighting to reunite families that have been separated due to these or other legal situations.

It’s our job as your Los Angeles juvenile law attorneys, as well as that of the courts, to make a fair decision on this matter – both for you and for your child. We will fight vigorously to show the court that the accusations are not founded in truth and keep your family together. These charges can also constitute a criminal child abuse charge, one that needs to be avoided at all costs.

Family is of the utmost importance. Ensuring that your child has the best of opportunities and is protected is usually at the top of any parent’s priorities. At Fusco & Clarke, our family law attorney understands the importance of any legal issue regarding your children and will work to protect your rights and fight for justice on your behalf.

Contact a Burbank juvenile dependency law attorney today!

Hear From Our Past Clients

  • Retaining Scott and Mauricio was by far, one of the best decisions I have made.

    - Lauren T.

  • I was impressed and confident they would help me and my family.

    - Richard A.

  • Scott went to war for our family and got my kids home when I really did not have any hope.

    - Anonymous

  • I recommend them and will use them if need be in the future.

    - Charles S.

  • The result of their work was that our issue was resolved completely to our satisfaction with great long term results.

    - Charlie

  • I recommend them to all my family and friends, not just because we got the results I wanted, but because of their excellent client service!

    - Alana C.

Why You Can Count On Us

  • We have over 50 years of combined experience.
  • Your best interests are our utmost concern.
  • Our hard-hitting defense protects futures.
  • We provide caring and trustworthy support.
  • We have successfully helped hundreds of parents in high conflict matters.

Contact Fusco & Clarke

If you or a family member needs help with cases that involve juvenile law, family law, juvenile dependency, child abuse accusations or adoption, our legal team is well-qualified to provide you with legal representation.

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