New Jersey Attorneys Dealing with the Division of Child Protection and Perm

Helping parents defend their rights and protect their children

An investigation into alleged child abuse or neglect by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) may be terrifying — whether the accusations are legitimate or fabricated — as you are at great risk of losing your children and possibly facing criminal charges.

Handling the complexities of alleged child neglect and abuse -- physical, emotional or sexual -- requires skilled counsel with considerable experience in protecting client rights. At Murano & Roth, LLC, we get what you have at stake. From the start of the investigation into your case through hearing and administrative appeal, we’ll be on your side and defend your rights.

We represent you if you suspect abuse by the other parent, or we can represent you if you are accused of wrongdoing. We’ll examine all evidence and witness statements, creating a compelling, effective case on your behalf. We also help struggling parents work with child protective services to better care for their children and preserve their parental rights.

Role of abuse claims in divorce and family law disputes

Claims of child abuse or neglect frequently come up in pending custody, modification and parenting time disputes. Some claims are legitimate and require immediate intervention. Others are made to give one parent an advantage in the dispute. We have seen this tactic used time and again to cut parents off from their children while still seeking support payments. Courts take these allegations very seriously when considering the type of custody and visitation arrangements to permit.

Any claim of abuse must be investigated by the DCPP (formerly the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS)). If you are accused of abuse, you should not speak to anyone about your case without first speaking to your attorney. Because your parental rights -- and possibly your freedom -- are at risk, it is vital not to say anything that can be used against you.

Holding on to your children

Following an investigation, the DCPP may move to terminate parental rights under some circumstances. However, prior to taking such an extreme step, New Jersey law requires DCPP to work with parents and give them an opportunity to remedy parenting problems with the support and supervision of the agency. We have the experience and knowledge to handle claims of parental abuse, spousal abuse, battery and child abuse, neglect and endangerment. We handle these cases aggressively but with discretion so you are in the best position to prevail.

Contact an effective attorney who handles abuse cases

The prospect of losing your child can seem like a nightmare. Talk to an attorney familiar with child protective services and the strategies for protecting your rights. Contact Murano & Roth, LLC online or at 201.265.3400 for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss how we can help you.

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