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San Fernando Valley Juvenile Dependency Attorney

Typically, the California family courts will determine that the best place for children is with one or both parents. There are instances, however, where children can be removed from the home due to suspected child abuse, neglect or other circumstances. Reports can originate from mandated reporters, such as doctors, therapist or teachers, or from anonymous tips to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

If your children have been taken from you by the DCFS, you may be unsure of where to turn to for help or even feel that your situation is hopeless. You have constitutional rights that need to be protected as well as a strong legal advocate on your side. Your best chance of having your children returned to you is with help from an experienced attorney.

A Strong Legal Advocate On Your Side

I am Robert Howell, an experienced attorney based in Studio City, California. Through the Law Offices of Robert L. Howell, I assist clients with family-based legal matters, including juvenile dependency cases. I provide aggressive representation for parents in DCFS cases for child abuse and child neglect charges, as well as in matters involving children's educational rights. I am familiar with the rules and procedures for dependency hearings in Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County and Ventura County.

The juvenile dependency process is complex and often involves many invested parties. For example, a hearing can include 10 to 12 attorneys, a judge and a host of other court personnel. I understand the overwhelming nature of these types of cases, as well as the emotions involved. I strive to offer compassionate, affordable, quality representation that is tailored to meet the needs of your family. I will make sure you are well-informed at every step of the process and welcome questions and concerns at any time. Dedicated to your case, I will fight for your right to reunite with your children at every step and will be deeply involved throughout your case - from start to finish.

Contact Me To Discuss Your Case

To speak to a dedicated Pasadena juvenile dependency lawyer about your case, call 800-836-4976 or send an email using the online contact form. I offer free 30-minute initial consultations. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.

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Law Offices of Robert L. Howell
13263 Ventura Blvd #103
Studio City, CA 91604
Toll Free: 800-836-4976
Fax: 818-849-5562
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