New York Child Abuse & Neglect Lawyer
Defense against Child Protective Services Investigations & Proceedings
As a parent, facing allegations of child abuse or neglect is one of the most frightening situations imaginable. The Child Protective Service office in your county may become involved, and depending on the outcome of their investigation, you may find that you are facing a loss of custody or other serious infringement upon your
parental rights. One of the most important steps you can take in the face of allegations of neglect or maltreatment is to consult with a lawyer.
A New York Family Court attorney at our law firm can talk to you about the accusations you are facing and can inform you of your legal rights. Should we work together on your case, a lawyer at our offices can also assist you in any and all dealings with Child Protective Services. We know that these are sensitive matters, and your behavior at this time may seriously impact the outcome of your case. We can help inform you of what to do and what not to do in order to positively influence any investigation or Family Court proceedings.
When the State Can Intervene - New York Child Protective Services
Allegations of child abuse, neglect or endangerment may enable the state to interfere with a parent's rights. The court can intervene if a parent or parents are considered unfit to care for their children and have therefore put them at risk of injury or have endangered their wellbeing in any way. The Child Protective Services Act of 1973 established a Child Protective Service in each county of New York, giving these offices the authority to investigate reports of child abuse or neglect and to protect children from further maltreatment. You do have the right, however, to challenge the report that has been made against you. Let a Family Court attorney at our law offices help you approach this from the right standpoint in order to protect your parental rights.
New York family court lawyer
at the Law Offices of Brian D. Perskin.