Edwards, McLeod, & Money specializes in providing expert legal advice for families or individuals facing an issue in the juvenile court system.
In the Juvenile Court, a deprived child is defined by O.C.G.A. § 15-11-2(8)(A) as “a child without proper parental care or control, subsistence, education as required by law, or other care or control necessary for the child’s physical, mental or emotional health or morals.”
A deprivation case may be initiated by either a private individual or by the Department of Family and Children’s Services. The ultimate goal in a deprivation case is to address the issues that brought the parents before the court and to reunify the parents with the child. In the event that a reunification cannot be achieved with the specified time limits then one or both of the parent’s rights may be terminated.
If you or a loved one is a parent involved in a deprivation case, you have certain rights that are very time sensitive and a lawyer should be involved immediately to preserve those rights and, ultimately, to preserve the parent’s rights to his or her children. Call Edwards, McLeod & Money to find out what can be done to assure that all parties play by the rules and that the children are returned as required by law.
If you are in fear that a child falls under this category and you would like to discuss your options and ways in which the child may be protected then please contact Edwards, McLeod & Money and arrange for a consultation.
Edwards, McLeod, & Money are located in Douglasville, GA; and serves as the premier West Georgia juvenile deprivation attorneys. Our firm has a solid record of successfully winning legal actions on a wide range of issues throughout West Georgia and the entire Atlanta Metro area.