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Velez Legal Services, LLC is a boutique firm focusing on education issues, juvenile justice, and family law.
Attorney Wendy Velez is experienced in advocating for children and parents as a former special education teacher. Caring for a child with special needs while working with school officials and sorting through the IEP process to ensure appropriate education services can be daunting. Writing, reviewing, and interpreting Individual Education Plans requires detailed attention and understanding of the educational and legal processes. We can help.
Your advocate can assist you in understanding the legal rights to which your child is entitled, the responsibilities of the school system to provide an appropriate education, and how best to obtain all the services your child needs to grow and learn. This doesn't always mean legal or court action. Rather, simply having an attorney by your side at meetings, appeals, hearings, etc. can offer you support and empowerment. However, we are prepared to represent you and your child throughout any and all court procedures.
We also offer services to represent minors in school related disciplinary actions such as suspension and explusion, as well as criminal procedures in the juvenile justice system. Our philosophy is that all children are precious and need the guidance and support of adults. Children deserve to be treated with respect and integrity even, and especially, when they make mistakes.
As a family law practice, while we handle a variety of domestic cases, we focus on child-related issues such as custody, visitation and child support. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your options and how we may be of service.