When you are facing the serious accusations of child neglect, you need the services of an experienced, aggressive, and skilled attorney to provide you with legal advice and representation. The state of New York takes such accusations very seriously, and its Department of Social Services in conjunction with law enforcement will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the veracity of such claims. Pending this preliminary investigation, Child Protective Services may petition the courts to have your child removed from your custody to ensure that no other harm comes to the child.
The system is predicated upon the principle of doing what is in the best interests of the child’s safety, and when the state decides to remove your child from your custody, it is a complex and difficult task to prevent the state from taking your child. However, by hiring a Long Island child neglect attorney, you have the best opportunity to keep that from happening – and if your child is initially taken from you, a lawyer can formulate and execute a plan to get your child back home again. Regardless of your situation, the guidance of a legal professional can help you communicate your side of the story effectively with the investigators assigned to your case, and make sure that they know what actually happened.
Jason M. Barbara & Associates, P.C., is a firm dedicated to helping keep families together. Our team knows the New York laws that govern child abuse and neglect cases, and we know how the Department of Social Services handles the investigation and prosecution of such cases. Whether you have recently been accused of child neglect, or your child has already been taken from you, we are here to help. We know that no two situations are alike, and we can craft our legal strategies to cater to your needs while providing the skilled advocacy and advice needed to get you through this difficult time. If you are in need of legal guidance or representation, call our office today at 516-775-5557 to set up a free consultation to see how Jason M. Barbara & Associates, P.C., can help you.