Legal Issues Involving Juveniles
Legal matters involving children and teenagers can be especially sensitive, so you want to be sure that you have the right attorneys on your side. At Dusché & Delk, an Association of Attorneys, we have extensive experience in juvenile law, from civil issues like custody and adoption, to infractions like underage drinking or drug use. Whatever you are facing, our attorneys will treat you with compassion and respect. For more than a decade, we have served people in the Franklin, Tennessee area, including Williamson, Davidson, Dickson and Hickman counties. We would be honored to serve you, too.
No parent wants their child to be involved in the juvenile justice system, but, unfortunately, some of them are. We can help navigate a variety of scenarios, including:
- Juveniles accused of controlled substance use
- Suspected shoplifting
- DUI, joyriding, or motor vehicle incidents
- Underage drinking
- Assault and other altercations
We will work with you in all processes surrounding juvenile court, up to and including record expungement in appropriate cases.
Rights: Parents And Grandparents
We deal with many civil issues that directly involve minors, which include:
- Adoption: We will walk you through the entire process.
- Grandparent custody: In situations where both parents are deemed unfit by a court, grandparents can file a petition for legal custody of their grandchildren.
- Filing dependent and neglect petitions: We help nonparents file these petitions with juvenile court when seeking custody.
- Termination of parental rights: In severe cases of neglect or abuse, parents can have their custody rights terminated.
- Child support: We can establish paternity and help you collect on delinquent child support payments.
Get Help With Your Children Or Grandchildren
We understand the challenges inherent in juvenile law and our lawyers are ready to help. If you would like to discuss a concern you have, please reach out. We are available through email or by phone: 615-861-1191 (Nichole) or 615-656-0257 (Kate) . Located in Franklin, very convenient to I-65, we serve the communities surrounding Nashville.