Arizona Attorneys Representing Parties in a Child Dependency
Child Dependency Matter
What is a child dependency matter? It is a petition that is filed with the Juvenile Court in order to make a child a ward of the State. The petition can be filed by any interested party, or by the Attorney General’s Office on behalf of Child Protective Services. Juvenile dependency issues typically arise when a parent is unwilling, or unable, to parent his/her child. If a child is determined to be dependent, he/she is often placed in out of home care with a relative or un-related foster parent. A dependency matter can sometimes become an adoption proceeding if the biological parents are also facing termination of their parental rights. We can assist individuals in filing a dependency petition, or represent parents who have had a petition filed against them.
Grounds for Dependency
A child may be determined to be dependent due to:
- Parental death
- There is no parent or guardian is willing or capable of exercising care and control over the child
- The parent(s) failed to provide the child with life necessities, including adequate food, shelter, clothing, or medical care
Contact the Perez Law Group
Perez Law Group advocates for our clients’ interests during the dependency process. Contact us today for a case evaluation and review of possible legal strategies. We offer affordable rates and personal attention.
The Arizona juvenile law attorneys at Perez Law Group represent families and individuals throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area.