We represent parents whose children have been removed by CPS or are otherwise facing family interference from the juvenile dependency system. We believe, and research and data supports the fact, that children in foster care would be better off with their own families. The government should provide services to struggling families and not tear them apart unless removal from the home is the only alternative. If removal from the home is insisted on by the court, we advocate for kinship placement in lieu of foster care. Too often, family members are ignored or rebuffed as possible placements – it is necessary to have a lawyer from the beginning who will prepare and push for a family member to be evaluated and approved for placement.
Speak to an attorney before you return a call from a social worker. You should know your rights prior to ever speaking with a social worker, as well as the risks associated with voluntarily letting CPS into your life.
Our attorneys are trial lawyers and generally do not do appellate work, so it is best to contact our office at the very beginning of your juvenile dependency issue.