In today’s world, children are too frequently the subjects of judicial proceedings each year. They are involved in the court system as victims of abuse and neglect; and as juvenile offenders. The best interests of the child must never be misplaced in any adversarial proceedings.
The role of an attorney in these matters has evolved to require a complex and challenging skill set. Knowledge of the law is simply not enough, attorneys representing clients in these Family Matters must be aware of the strengths and needs of their juvenile clients as well as the strengths and needs of the adult clients in child welfare proceedings, community services that are available and other social structures.
As a former juvenile prosecutor and circuit court referee presiding over juvenile delinquency cases and child welfare cases, Kathleen Svoboda has that knowledge and expertise. Consult her on Family Matters that include representing youth involved in juvenile delinquency proceedings, accused adults involved in child welfare cases, and guardianship petitions.