What Should I do if DYFS is Trying to Take My Child?

Most states have a system in place to protect children. New Jersey is no different. New Jersey’s organization is called the Division of Youth and Family Services (D.Y.F.S.), and is also known as the Department of Child Protection & Permanency (D.C.P.&P.). Generally, these matters involve issues with parents, either biological or adoptive, foster care facilities, and other protective services. That being said, though the organizations are generally well-intentioned, there are several instances where they make mistakes and wrongly accuse a parent of misconduct.

When they believe you are an irresponsible parent, they will conduct an intrusive investigation into your family, which is why you will need an experienced New Jersey family law attorney on your side. If they somehow “prove” that you are irresponsible, it can drastically affect child custody terms, and if what they find is bad enough, you may even face criminal charges. Please read on and reach out to our knowledgeable firm to learn more about these accusations and how our firm can help you through every step of the process ahead.

How can an attorney protect me and my child from NJDCPP?

Oftentimes, these accusations, and the actions NJDCPP takes as a result of them, are swift. Sometimes, even a difference in parenting styles can launch an investigation, and once the investigation is launched, the agency will waste little time. They will most likely contact the police, and they may even have the legal right to enter your home and physically take your child into protective custody while you await your trial. This is unacceptable, and many great parents and children are wrongly subjected to such treatment. That is why we are here to help. When you hire us, we will:

  • Analyze each aspect of your case and fight for your family’s best interests
  • Speak with any other attorneys involved
  • Receive and review court reports
  • Hire certain experts to conduct defense assessments
  • Provide you and your family with quality legal advice about your best path forward
  • Review all evidence at hand
  • Exhaustively prepare your case
  • Defend your rights through every step of the process.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to give our experienced Red Bank family law attorney a call today. We are ready to fight for you and your family.

Contact our experienced Red Bank firm

Our firm proudly represents clients in New Jersey who are faced with matters of family law, criminal defense, business law, real estate law, or estate planning. If you require strong and dedicated representation for any of your legal matters, please do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of George J. Mardinly to schedule a consultation.