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Bella Vista, Rogers, Springdale,
Fayetteville, Eureka Springs,
Berryville, & surrounding areas
in Northwest Arkansas.
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Attorney Ad Litem
In divorce and custody cases, children rarely have a say in what happens. They are
forgotten and used as a weapon in the battle being waged by their parents. The Bryant
Firm represents children in these situations. Joshua Bryant is certified as an ad litem
attorney in the State of Arkansas in domestic relations cases. This means that he can
represent your children if you are going through a divorce or custody battle to make sure
they have a voice and that their needs and best interests are being met.
Department of Human Services
The Bryant Firm also represents parents in some of the toughest times imaginable. The
State of Arkansas through its Department of Human Services acts to protect children, and
can sometimes do so over-zealously. At The Bryant Firm, we work as parent counsel - an
attorney for the parents when DHS takes their children away in cases called "Dependency
The Bryant Firm has a two fold approach to Dependency Neglect cases. First, parents
have certain constitutional rights that must be upheld. These rights include due process
and adequate representation by counsel. The Department must show that it is necessary
to take children away from parents and that there is no other method of protecting a child.
Secondly, parents have the right to assistance. The Bryant Firm works with parents to
ensure that they comply with DHS requirements, get the services from DHS that they
need, and get their children back. A child should never remain in foster care if it can be
Sometimes kids get into trouble. If your child ever does something that would be criminal
for an adult, they are often brought into juvenile court for prosecution and punishment.
For the most part, the same rules of criminal process and adjudication apply. They
certainly need an attorney to ensure that their constitutional rights are protected. If your
child is a juvenile delinquent, call us immediately to schedule an appointment.
Family in Need of Services (FINS)
FINS stands for Family in Need of Services. Families can bring a FINS petition against a
child if they meet one of three criteria: habitual absence from home without permission
(runaway), habitual absence from school, or habitual disobedience to the reasonable and
lawful commands of his or her parents. This process involves the court system to assist
parents, teachers, and others responsible for children in raising those children and
correcting behavioral problems.
The law regarding education is broad and cannot be sufficiently covered here. However,
if you think you have a case against a school for inappropriate disciplinary decisions,
grades, or other problems, please give us a call. Our collaborative approach to correcting
the problem at hand can be very useful to resolving dispute without court action.
|The Bryant Firm, P.A. | 9 Halsted Circle | Rogers, AR 72756
Ph: (479)633-8994 | Fax: (479)633-8997
All rights reserved. (c) The Bryant Firm, 2011.
|Joshua S. Bryant
Attorney at Law
THE BRYANT FIRM, P.A.
9 Halsted Circle
Rogers, AR 72756