Child advocates are very worried about the thousands of migrant children who have been taken from their parents. We know that children separated from their parents at young ages are at substantial risk of serious emotional harm. Read more in this ABC Action News story by clicking here.
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Stacie J. Schmerling, a children’s rights lawyer and partner with Talenfeld Law, has earned an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating, the highest peer rating standard awarded by Martindale-Hubbell®. Schmerling is a former veteran child welfare investigator and has been involved in many significant, multimillion dollar cases in the area of... View Article
Read about needed changes to South Florida’s foster care program in the article “South Florida’s Foster Care Program Urgently Needs to Change” by Talenfeld Law Founder Howard Talenfeld in the May 7 issue of the South Florida Legal Guide. Click here to view the South Florida Legal Guide.
Our firm is incredibly excited to share that our founder, Howard Talenfeld, will receive the 2018 Medal of Honor Award for a Lawyer at The Florida Bar Foundation’s Annual Dinner in Orlando. The Medal of Honor Award is the highest award given by The Florida Bar Foundation. This celebration of... View Article
Governor Scott Signs $5 Million Claims Bill for Child Sexually Abused by Foster Boy Living in the HomeApril 11, 2018 10:22 pm Leave your thoughts
On Friday, March 23, Governor Rick Scott signed CS/HB 6509, a claims bill that directs the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to pay more than $5 million awarded by a Florida jury to C.M.H., a victim of sexual abuse by a child in foster care. This marks the... View Article
On Thursday, March 8, the Florida Legislature approved a Claims Bill regarding a West Palm Beach jury verdict, which would provide $5 million to a victim of sexual abuse. The bill is the result of a verdict against the Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF) on behalf of a... View Article
The Legislature has only a few days to pass Anti-Human Trafficking Bills SB 1044 and HB 167 which would hold hotels and motels responsible if they turn a blind eye to traffickers. Ask for a full vote on the House & Senate floors this session and protect Floridians from suffering... View Article
Please help Florida lead the nation by supporting Amendment 40. Our children need our help. Read this commentary piece below from firm Founder Howard Talenfeld for more information on this important issue. Click here to read more in the Daily Business Review.
Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) recently honored Talenfeld Law with the 2017 Law Firm of the Year Award during the annual fundraising event, For the Public Good. Talenfeld Law has made significant contributions to legal service providers and their... View Article
The following is an opinion piece from Howard Talenfeld, President of Florida’s Children First and the founder of Talenfeld Law. When Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden, the Chairman and Ranking Member respectively of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, released findings from a two-year investigation into foster care privatization, it did... View Article