What Should I do if D.C.P.&P. is Trying to Take My Child?

As a parent, your child’s safety is your utmost priority, and you would do anything to protect your child. Unfortunately, there are some parents who do not entirely feel this way, and because of this, New Jersey has a system in place to protect those children from abusive or neglectful parents. This organization is called the Department of Child Protection & Permanency (D.C.P.&P.). In most cases, legal matters concerning the D.C.P&P. involve issues with biological or adoptive parents, foster care facilities, and other protective services. Though in most cases, these organizations strive to truly work to the benefit of your child, they are not without flaws, and there are times where individuals can be wrongly accused of an act that they simply did not commit.

When someone files a report against you, D.C.P.&P. will launch an investigation into your family, which is why you simply cannot proceed without the assistance of an experienced New Jersey family law attorney at your side. We will fight to prove that you are absolutely a fit parent. Without an attorney, the D.C.P.&P. may use anything that is even slightly incriminating or out of context against you. This may significantly affect child custody, and may even result in criminal penalties.

How can an attorney protect me and my child from D.C.P.&P.?

From the very beginning, you can expect D.C.P.&P. to take swift action. They will probably contact the police immediately, and they may even directly enter your home and physically take your child into protective custody while you await your trial. This is traumatic for parents and their children, which is why we are here to help put an end to their meddling as soon as possible. When you retain our firm, we can help you in the following ways:

  • We will examine every facet of your case and find the best legal avenue forward
  • We will personally speak with all other lawyers involved in your case
  • We will receive and review court reports
  • We will hire certain experts to conduct defense assessments (one of the strongest ways to prove your case)
  • We will comprehensively prepare your case and defend your rights through each step of the legal process ahead.

For any additional questions, give our knowledgeable, compassionate Bergen County family law attorneys a call today.

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At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee. To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.

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