Parental Defense in Juvenile Court (Abuse, Dependency, or Neglect)Defending your parental rights in Juvenile Court is unique from other types of cases in the application of the law and its nuances. Attorney Nate Jeppsen is a former Guardian ad Litem who has been involved in hundreds of cases in juvenile court and can guide you through what can be very scary situations to the children and parents involved.
Having the state remove your children or accuse you of abuse or neglect, is a frightening and life changing experience both for you and your children. Even if the children are not removed but the State files a Petition or investigates you for neglect it can be a very traumatic experience. Juvenile Court is a very complicated and confusing process that can even result in the permanent loss of your children. While much of the State action is necessary to protect children, and the State’s attorneys and case worker are deeply committed to protecting children, oftentimes an inexperienced or zealous case worker makes mistakes or even has an agenda.
Prompt and informed action is required by parents and other family to protect parental rights. Juvenile Court is a much different process than District Court and it is often invaluable to have an attorney who knows the system, judges, guardian ad Litems, caseworkers, and the State’s attorneys. Mr. Jeppsen has handled hundreds of juvenile abuse and neglect cases both as a Guardian ad Litem for abused children and in parental defense. His goal as a parent representative is to help the parent defeat unwarranted state action, or if state action is warranted, to aid you in completing Court orders and avoiding removal of your children. In the worst case scenario, when a child has been removed we work hard to put you in a position to have the child returned as soon as possible.
Our firm also represents family and close friends seeking to have children placed with them instead of in state custody. Much of the information the State provides relatives and friends regarding their rights in these cases is confusing and sometimes even legally inaccurate, and a consultation with an attorney to understand your rights may be invaluable.
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