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McGowan & Clarke

Dependency Actions

The Florida Department of Children and Families remove children from their homes everyday for allegations such as:


•Child abuse (including physical abuse),

•Child neglect (often due to a parent’s substance abuse problem),

•Child abandonment,

•Child endangerment (parents are involved in domestic violence).


At the Law Offices of McGowan and Clarke, we have had extensive experience in dealing with hundreds of Dependency actions, representing parents, grandparents, and other concerned parties trying to piece the family unit back together.


We have worked closely with DCF and with the Family Preservation and other community based care organizations (case managers) to successfully negotiate helpful resolutions to dependency actions.


We have also litigated termination of parental right cases and will put our years of experience to work for you when you contact us to discuss your case.


Don't wait to contact a competent attorney to represent you the moment you know that a shelter hearing will take place. McGowan and Clarke can help.