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St. Petersburg Dependency Lawyer

Providing Aggressive Legal Representation

Criminal charges can have many different consequences. If you have lost custody of your children as a result of criminal charges being filed against you, don't lose hope. At Fleming Law Group, we understand how important your relationship with your children is. We work to protect our clients' parental rights by working with the Department of Children and Families to get your children returned to your care. This process requires an extensive knowledge of criminal and custody law, which our St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyers have.

To schedule a free case consultation, call us now at (727) 202-4858.

Getting Your Custody or Visitation Rights Back

Dependency law issues can arise out of a number of situations, including when a parent is unwilling or unable to care for their child. This may include accusations of drug use, addiction, mental health issues, or abandonment. At our firm, we have experience in helping clients petition for their parental rights, even after a criminal accusation. We are familiar with what the courts and Child Protective Services are looking for, which we can use to your advantage.

Dependency law child custody overview:

  • Your child is removed from the home
  • Your child is placed in foster care or a safe home
  • An accountability performance contract or plan is drawn up and presented for review
  • You will need to demonstrate your commitment receiving mental health or addiction treatment
  • Your child will remain in foster care until they are able to return to your care

Assisting with Your Court Order

If you do not have proper representation, your ability to get your children back could be jeopardized or delayed. In some cases, your rights could even be terminated. With a thorough understanding of complex laws and regulations which govern dependency petitions, we are prepared to aggressively fight for our clients' parental rights. Depending on the situation, you may be ordered to follow a strict court order before you regain your parental rights.

Before you can regain child custody, a court might order the following:

  • Psychological evaluation
  • Drug testing
  • Supervised visitation
  • Mental health treatment
  • Drug/alcohol addiction treatment

Child Protection Services Defense Lawyers

If Child Protection Services has gotten involved as a result of your criminal charges or any other circumstances, retaining representation is in your best interest. At Fleming Law Group, our St. Petersburg dependency law attorneys have nearly 40 years of combined experience. Though it may feel like the law is working against you, we can show you how it can be used to protect your rights as a parent.

Put an aggressive legal advocate in your corner. Contact us today at (727) 202-4858.

Why Choose Fleming Law Group?

  • 24/7 Accessibility

    There is always an attorney in the office and there is no time that we cannot be reached. We are always available via email or phone at
    any time.

  • Honest Guidance

    Our attorneys are not out for their best interest, but for yours. Our clients receive personalized care that is focused solely on them and their unique case.

  • Unique Backgrounds

    As former prosecutors, both Attorneys Fleming and Bettker have unique perspective in the courtroom and stay one step ahead of
    the opposition.

  • Decades of Experience

    Our attorneys have more than 40 decades of combined experience. Over the years, we have gained a renown in our field for our results and care for our clients.

“Mr. Fleming got me an incredible result for my case. I have worked with many other lawyers in the past and thought he represented me the best. He also stays in touch with me since my troubles to make sure everything is ok. He also has a great people working with him. They are always so nice to me when I call and I get return calls right away.”

- Kip
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