An easy guide to new things you can and cannot do in 2015

The future can be a confusing place. I’ll try to make it a little easier to navigate. 

Things you CAN do

Have an evidentiary hearing on whether your administrative action notice actually arrived to you.

Get married in Florida irrespective of your gender. 

Things you CANNOT do

Represent yourself in a dependency matter unless you waive counsel knowingly and voluntarily.

Have DCF pay a pro bono attorney’s travel expenses as a therapeutic service for a child.

Be forced to submit to a pregnancy test in a dependency proceeding without notice and a chance to respond.

Things that are still a mess

The procedures for private adoptions in the middle of dependency cases.