Dependency cases can be filed as a means of legally removing a minor child from the care of a parent by the state under the belief that the child is not being given sufficient care or is in eminent danger. Private dependency cases involve a private party, such as family members of the minor child, taking action against the parent(s) as advocates for the safety and welfare of the child–often in efforts to become the child’s guardian. Dependency cases are viewed seriously with the court system and having an experienced dependency lawyer on your side is extremely important.
Dependency matters can be stressful and emotionally trying; Rolfe Hinderaker understands the unique nature of such cases and have the skills to represent you as your dependency lawyer with empathy and experience, whether you are involved in a private dependency case or are facing a case filed by the state.
Parental Rights Termination cases–commonly referred to as Severances cases–involve the legal termination of a parent’s relationship with their child. These actions may be brought by either the state or a private party. A severance case may be filed by one parent against another or a separate party against one or both parents. Before rights can be terminated, grounds for termination and that the parent/child parental relationship is in the child’s best interest
Rolfe Hinderaker can represent you whether you are filing a severance case or fighting one, taking the well-being and rights of your family seriously to ensure you are represented by a knowledgeable and compassionate severance and dependency lawyer.
This information is intended for informational purposes only, for case specific legal advice please call Rolfe Hinderaker at (520) 209-2550