When Child Protective Services Enters.
Updated: May 1
Having anyone interfere in the day-to-day decisions of your family can be overwhelming. An overbearing grandparent, a judgmental friend or strangers making comments in passing are frustrating enough. But when child protective services get involved, they bring a whole new level of disruption.
When a report is made to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) regarding your child or children, there are several protections you immediately have. Before ever speaking with DCF, you have the right to legal counsel and to know what the process entails. You always have the right to silence. There is never a requirement for you to ever speak with DCF, especially without a representative to protect you. That being said, often times, it is best to provide some level of cooperation with the investigation to help resolve the issues and help DCF get out of your life as soon as possible.
There are many ways having legal counsel can aid in this process. From helping to limit releases of information to attendance in meetings or at court, having a representative who understands the system and can protect you and your children is essential.
If DCF has entered your life for any reason and you do not know where to turn next, call Levine Litigation and know that you will have an experienced, empathetic advocate to help you minimize the impact that DCF has on your life and your children’s lives.
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