Dependency/DCF Matters

With our knowledge, we can help guide you through the juvenile dependency system and reunite you with your kids.

If your child or children have been removed from your home by The Department of Children and Families (DCF), it is wise to speak with a skilled Hillsborough County, Florida, family law lawyer as soon as possible. With help from an experienced attorney, you can increase the chances of reuniting your family. The Department of Children and Families will remove a child or children from parents who fail to provide for the care, safety and well-being of the child. Our law firm will represent you aggressively to ensure your day in court.

Attorney Donald L. Gilbert has more than 28 years of experience as a Tampa Bay area attorney. As a a former senior attorney for The Department of Children and Families, Mr. Gilbert has extensive knowledge regarding protecting your children as he is familiar with all agencies involved with child litigation. You should also know, in addition to The Department of Children and Families, you will be dealing with the Attorney General’s office and the Guardian Ad Litem office.

As your attorney, Donald Gilbert can ensure your parental rights are being protected and that the agency showed proper cause for removal of the child or children. He focuses on reuniting you with your children. In circumstances where there has been drug use, alcohol abuse, child abuse or neglect, the law office of Donald L. Gilbert, P.A stands ready to advocate for your rights as a parent.

Do you suspect your child is being sexually abused?

If so, it is important to act quickly to protect your child. If you choose not to involve the Department of Children and Families, you must enlist a professional immediately to stop this crime (Law Enforcement, Counseling, etc). Donald L. Gilbert spent years prosecuting pedophiles and abusers of children. As the Deputy Chief of the Sex Crimes Division in Hillsborough County, he committed his career to helping our children. He will do the same for you and your child(ren).

Are You a Grandparent?

The Department of Children and Families will sometimes remove children from their parents and place them with foster parents. This can be frustrating for grandparents who are perfectly capable of taking care of their grandchildren. Our law firm helps grandparents obtain temporary custody of their grandchildren when they have been placed in foster homes.

We understand this can be a difficult and scary experience. With our knowledge, we can help guide you through the juvenile dependency system and reunite you with your kids.

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If you have any questions about your complex divorce or family law concern, we are ready to answer your questions and fight for your family.
Our Tampa law office is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Call us today at 813-250-0023 to schedule a consultation or email us.

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