King County Juvenile Law Attorney
I provide dedicated representation for individuals and juveniles facing complicated legal issues. With more than 30 years of experience as a lawyer, I have handled thousands of juvenile court cases of every ilk, including children in need of services (CHINS) hearings and at-risk youth petitions. I have also represented juveniles and parents with CHINS petitions. I am committed to helping my clients pursue and obtain effective solutions to their issues.
Seattle Attorney for At-Risk Youth and CHINS Cases
As a dedicated juvenile law attorney, I provide comprehensive representation for the various parties. I understand the emotional and stressful situations that can cause parents to seek relief from the court. With an at-risk youth petition, you are basically giving a judge authority to establish rules for an out-of-your-control child. These petitions are designed to provide structure for an out-of-control juvenile, while also providing counseling and other services as necessary or appropriate for the family. At Kenneth F. Bromet, Attorney at Law, I have handled any number of at-risk youth petitions involving children:
- Skipping school
- Abusing medications
- Taking drugs
- Picking fights at home
- Disobeying curfew
After an initial hearing, a judge will establish boundaries for your child and discuss the consequences — which can include time in juvenile detention — if your child does not comply with the court order. The court can and will order services for the parent(s) as well, if appropriate.
CHINS petitions allow juveniles to ask the court for foster care placement or other alternatives. Typically, juveniles file these after their parents file an at-risk youth petition. However, many situations can contribute to a CHINS filing, including:
- Child abuse
- Parental drug addiction
Additionally, parents or guardians who feel they can no longer care for a child can file the petition. Petitions are granted for nine-month durations. The purpose of CHINS petitions is to provide counseling, evaluations and groundwork for both the parents and children to work together to achieve an effective solution, while placing the child outside of the family home.
Free Initial Consultations
At the office of Ken Bromet, Attorney at Law, I provide free initial consultations to discuss your complicated juvenile law matter. You can reach me at 206-971-9934 or toll free at 888-330-8564. If more convenient, you may send me an e-mail.
My office hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening and Sunday appointments by special arrangement. Please ask about interpreter services.