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Family Law Services

Participating in the legal system can feel overwhelming, especially for victims of family violence and other forms of abuse. It is easy to become intimidated and discouraged, and hiring an attorney can be very expensive. At Defenders of Children, our dedicated and experienced team of attorneys, paralegals, and legal support staff provide a wide range of trauma-informed family law services at no cost to children and families.

On a case-by-case basis, our legal services include: 

 Full representation in court

Legal advocacy and other brief services

Legal counsel and advice

Legal document preparation

Legal information

On a case-by-case basis, we can help clients in each of the following areas: 

       Family Court

  • Divorce

  • Legal Separation

  • Annulment

  • Paternity

  • Child Custody (Legal Decision-Making & Parenting Time)

  • Child Support

       Juvenile Court

  • Emancipation

  • Termination of Parental Rights

Please Note: We cannot handle DCS dependency cases

         Protective Orders

  • Orders of protection

  • Injunctions Against Harassment

All legal services are provided for FREE through the support of our generous funders.

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