Child Dependency Lawyer in El Dorado Hills
The California juvenile dependency system, through which kids can be removed from their parental homes because of suspected abuse or neglect and placed - temporarily or permanently - in alternative home settings, is a huge and powerful bureaucracy involving social welfare agencies and the courts.
If you are a California parent facing the possible loss of your children, a lawyer with experience in this system can help you to navigate its complexity, protect your parental rights and fight for custody of your children. Peter Vlautin is an experienced juvenile law attorney who advises and assists people concerned about children in the dependency system - grandparents, other relatives, stepparents, foster parents, potential adoptive parents, tribal members and others.
A System Under Fire
The California child welfare system has been in crisis. The most important questions - whether a child can live with his or her parents and how to be sure a neglected or abused child stays safe - were being decided by overburdened judges and court appointed attorneys without the time or resources necessary for adequate decision making. As a parent you need an attorney that will require the court and social welfare agency to follow the detailed procedures designed to protect the legal right of the parents and children.
This system is complicated and a dangerous field to navigate. Parents and other adults facing the California child dependency court system should not go it alone. Consulting with attorney Peter Vlautin who is thoroughly knowledgeable about California child dependency law can make all the difference in the outcome of your proceeding - even whether you and your kids can ultimately stay together.