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Does Your Case Involve Dependency Issues?

When dealing with child dependency issues, one concern is foremost in our clients’ minds: Are they going to take away my children? The “they” in these cases is the Florida Department of Children and Family Services or DCFS. Our goal at the Law Offices of Forrest & Forrest, PLLC, located in Fort Lauderdale, is to see families brought together and strengthened.

Florida attorney Paulina Forrest knows how to navigate the courtroom when handling these cases and dealing with child protection. She has the experience and the heart to see your case through to the best outcome possible. Call us to schedule your family law appointment today at 954-800-5000.

Types Of Cases We Represent

Ms. Forrest is a passionate advocate for families dealing with dependency issues. She has litigated many cases involving vulnerable adults, including:

  • Assisting clients with mental health issues
  • Setting up legal guardianships
  • Working on cases where chemical dependency is an issue
  • Working on cases where parental rights are being terminated

Attorney Paulina Forrest’s goal has always been to bring families together. She has seen far too many separated due to substance abuse and mental health issues. Ms. Forrest began her legal career providing counsel for indigent people who were involved in dependency cases. These early legal experiences showed attorney Forrest the importance of these cases and what a difference she could make in the lives of these people in vulnerable populations.

Uniquely Qualified To Plan Your Case Strategy

Very few attorneys focus on this area of law so very few qualified lawyers do this type of work. Attorney Paulina Forrest is one such lawyer. She is uniquely qualified because she has special training from her years as a public defender for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel. She worked on the other side of these cases, trying them. This means she knows how the prosecution thinks and can build your case strategy better than someone without this valuable experience.

Meet With Us For An Initial Consultation

Before we can start planning any type of strategy for your dependency case, we need to hear from you what the specifics of your situation are. Then we can decide on the best way to proceed in your case. Call our office at 954-800-5000 to schedule your appointment, or you can also email us online to set up a meeting. We are located near Fort Lauderdale, and also have an office in Boca Raton.

The LAW OFFICES OF FORREST & Forrest, PLLC represents individuals in Fort Lauderdale in high-asset divorce matters. Daniel Forrest is board-certified family lawyer and mediator serving the South Florida area.

  • The Florida Bar | Board Certified | Marital & Family Law
  • AV Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Super Lawyers | Rising Star | Daniel Forrest | SuperLawyers.com
  • Avvo Rating | 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Family