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In-court legal experience combined with out-of-court real-life experience allows us to fully empathize with our clients, delivering an attorney-client relationship rooted in client advocacy and relentless representation.

An unparalleled fusion of in-court legal experience and real-world lived experience, enables us to genuinely understand our client’s unique needs and circumstances, and deliver an elevated attorney-client relationship characterized by tailored guidance, relentless advocacy, and strategic representation

Child Abuse, Neglect or Maltreatment

Child Abuse, Neglect or Maltreatment

In New York, child abuse/neglect cases are civil proceedings meaning they are prosecuted in Family Court by the local child welfare agency — The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).
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Voluntary Foster Care

Voluntary Foster Care

In New York, a parent is able to voluntarily place their child(ren) in foster care under certain circumstances and may later request their return home.
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Family Offenses/Order of Protection

Family Offenses/Order of Protection

A family offense petition is filed in Family Court with the goal of stopping violence and obtaining protection.
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Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency

New York State prosecutes children as young as 7 years old for acts that would constitute a crime if committed by an adult.
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Person in Need of Supervision (PINS)

Person in Need of Supervision (PINS)

If your child is a habitual truant, ungovernable or habitually disobedient and beyond your lawful control, or has been the victim of sexual exploitation, you may be able to file a PINS petition.
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Termination of Parental Rights (TPR)

Termination of Parental Rights (TPR)

TPR may have permanent consequences as it could result in the elimination of the parent-child legal relationship. As such, it’s crucial to have an experienced attorney defending you in court—fighting to prevent this potentially irreversible result.
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Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJS)

Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJS)

SIJS is a form of immigration relief and pathway to United States citizenship for individuals under the age of 21, unmarried, and declared dependent on a juvenile court—typically a Family Court in New York State.
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Destitute Child

Destitute Child

The local Department of Social Services (DSS) may file a petition in Family Court seeking to place your child in foster care. These cases typically arise when a parent is hospitalized, unable to be located, or imprisoned.
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Former Foster Care Youth Re-Entry

Former Foster Care Youth Re-Entry

Transitioning to adulthood can be overwhelming and even scary. If you were once a foster child and are currently between 16 to 21 years old, you may be able to re-enter foster care and receive assistance with living independently such as obtaining housing, employment, vital documents, health insurance, and even pursuing higher education or vocational programs.
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Child Custody & Visitation

Child Custody & Visitation

A parent has the fundamental right to the care and custody of their child. If you’re not a parent, you may still have the right to seek custody or visitation with a child after proving you have standing to do so. In any case, certain legal criteria must be met which is why it’s important to consult with an attorney before filing any petition in court.
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Father’s Rights

Father’s Rights

Fathers have equal rights to raise, visit with, and otherwise be fully involved with their kid(s). It’s important to understand what your rights are as a parent and how to enforce those rights.
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Child Guardianship

Child Guardianship

You may be able to file a petition seeking to be appointed as a permanent or standby guardian for a child. If approved, you will step into the shoes of a parent and have the same ability to make decisions for a child.
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Grandparent Visitation

Grandparent Visitation

A New York Appellate Court has previously stated that visitation between a grandparent and grandchild is often a precious part of a child’s experience. If you are a grandparent being prevented from developing or continuing a relationship with your grandchild, you may be able to file for visitation.
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Child Support

Child Support

In New York, parents have a duty to support their child up until the age of 21, and in some circumstances, for longer. Whether you need to establish an initial child support court order, modify one, or enforce one, we’re here to guide you through what could be a complicated process.
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Paternity

Paternity

Whether you are seeking to establish paternity or parentage for yourself or another, revoke an acknowledgment of paternity, or ensure you have a valid pre-conception agreement to parent a non-biological non-adopted child, attention to detail is key. At The Dross Law Firm, we’ll guide you every step of the way.
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Direct Representation of Children

Direct Representation of Children

A child has a voice that should be heard and zealously advocated for just as an adult would be.
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Name Changes

Name Changes

If you are seeking to change your first or last name or the name of a minor child, we can help you file a petition in court. Contact us to learn how.
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