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Franklin Child Dependency & Neglect Attorneys

Dependency and neglect cases arise when a parent is accused of neglecting or abusing their children. It is not a criminal case, but a civil case that encourages parents to make positive life changes to improve the welfare and safety of their children. Many dependency and neglect allegations often occur in cases involving parents with addiction issues or parents going through other tough times.

Whether or not you filing or defending a Petition for Dependency and Neglect take a moment and speak with us. Learn more about what you can expect in your case and how you should proceed with your dependency and neglect issues.

Schedule an evaluation of your case at (615) 645-1388.

Determining Neglect & Dependency

A child is considered dependent or neglected if:

  • The parent abuses or abandons the child
  • The parent allows another individual to abuse or mistreat the child
  • The parent fails to provide the necessary medical or educational care
  • The child is living in an unsafe environment
  • The child is homeless
  • The child has run away from home

Contact our team at (615) 645-1388 if you are facing a dependency and neglect case.

Your Franklin Family Lawyer

Meet Attorney Diane Crosier

Serving the people of Tennessee since 1992, Diane is known for compassionate, skilled representation. She is dedicated to excellence in her field and has undergone additional high-level training to earn and maintain her listing as a Rule 31 Mediator. This means she is well-versed in alternative dispute resolution, helping families stay out of court and amicably resolve their issues.

Diane is also backed by years of trial-tested counsel. If your case does move to court, she is prepared to fully protect your interests. Her reputation has led to her being voted into the “10 Best Family Lawyers" by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. This is just one testament to her commitment to client satisfaction, her sterling reputation in the legal community, and her industry leading insight.

Trusted Franklin Family Law Attorney

Meet Attorney Jill Hudson

Jill is a family law advocate, seeking to resolve family law concerns with an aggressive approach and a compassionate heart. After earning her J.D. from the Nashville School of Law, Jill embarked on her impressive legal career in fighting on behalf of those who need their voice to be heard by the legal system.

Not only has Jill previously worked as Deputy Director for the Tennessee Association for Justice, as well as the Director of Communications at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health, she was also selected to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™ each year from 2017 to 2022. Her track record of success and advocacy in an effort to fight for the justice her clients deserve are a source of comfort for those she represents. With Jill on your side, you can rest assured you are in the hands of a Franklin family lawyer who will construct a highly-personalized course of action for your particular case.

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