Dependency

Attorney H. Kyle Fletcher, Central Florida’s Dependency Lawyer

Few attorneys understand or have the practical experience in Dependency Law. For a quarter of a century, Attorney H. Kyle Fletcher has been working with Central Florida families to protect their legal rights from overzealous social workers working with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) as well as protecting the rights of children who have been abused, neglected or are at risk. From 1996 to 2000, Attorney Fletcher served as a Senior Attorney for the Department of Juvenile Justice.  His work there helped to keep approximately 2,000 families out of the Dependency/Juvenile system. Recognizing many desperately needed some form of assistance to keep their families together, Mr. Fletcher was instrumental in implementing Florida’s Children In Need of Services and Families In Need of Services (CINS/FINS) programs. His knowledge of the Child Welfare System and the laws that govern the rights of families and children is unparalleled.  If you are a parent or guardian confronted with a DCF dependency investigation or charges, you are facing serious consequences–the greatest of which could be the termination of your parental rights. Like many other areas of law, Dependency Law is complicated and requires expert representation. Call the Fletcher Law Firm to schedule an appointment with Lawyer H. Kyle Fletcher. Your loved ones are too precious to not use one of Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties best in Dependency Law.

How to Prevent Removal of Your Child.

If your family is the subject of a DCF Investigation, the first thing you need to do is hire Attorney H Kyle Fletcher to possibly avoid losing custody of your child. It is possible to enter into a “safety plan” with DCF to avoid having a shelter or dependency petition filed against your family.

How to Get Your Case Dismissed. 

Attorney H. Kyle Fletcher has the expertise to argue that the accusations made by DCF are incorrect or that you, as a concerned parent, will address the basis for the accusations without need for Court intervention.

How to Quickly Reunify With Your Child.

If your child is removed from your home DCF will ask the Court to order you to complete certain tasks. Attorney H. Kyle Fletcher will fight to make sure your tasks are minimal and he will guide you on how to complete your task expeditiously. The quicker you comply with the Court’s order, the faster DCF is out of your life.

Appealing Dependency or Termination of  Parental  Rights.

DCF cases are decided by a Judge, not a jury. The laws governing Dependency and TPR cases are complex and confusing–even for Judges. Attorney H. Kyle Fletcher has been successful in overturning a Judge’s decision on more than one occasion. Call him today, to discuss your case.

Grandparents and Others Seeking Guardianship.

Unfortunately, DCF cases often result in having a family member take over the parenting of a child from an unfit parent(s). Attorney  H. Kyle Fletcher has filed many Dependency Petitions on behalf of a  grandparent,  in order to get custody of a grandchild; even when  DCF refused to get involved. Grandparents’  rights are limited in Family Law court but not necessarily in Dependency Law Court.

Reunifying After Your Case is Closed.

It is difficult, but not impossible, to reopen your case to show it is in the best interest of the child to be reunited with their parent(s). Attorney H. Kyle Fetcher has been instrumental helping a parent(s) reunify with their child even years after the case was closed.