If you are facing your kids being removed from you by the Department of Child Safety, you have a long journey ahead of you. It’s intimidating, frustrating and hard, and you need someone who knows how to use the system to get you what you need: your kids back.
The Law Office of Laura J. Taylor has worked for almost 15 years in the Juvenile Dependency system, representing thousands of parents and defending their rights. The process from start to finish is unbearably complicated and complex, and a “normal attorney” will never be as equipped to fight for you in this battle as we will. True complete understanding of the best way to handle these types of cases takes years to acquire, and Laura has spent the time required to achieve this understanding. Don’t put your relationship with your child in the hands of an inexperienced attorney, but rather let an expert guide you through the oncoming steps. Laura will be that expert for you.
What is juvenile dependency?
If you were to spend one day sitting and watching hearings in the juvenile dependency court, you would see that it is a particularly unique segment of the law. In these courts, parents and grandparents and foster parents try to navigate the complexities of raising kids once the Department of Child Safety gets involved. Children are taken away from their parents every day for a variety of reasons, including allegations of abuse, drug use, neglect, negligence, and many others. It is important to note that these cases start with allegations, though. Any person can make a call to DCS to report on a child, and DCS will rank the seriousness of that call and may ultimately decide to immediately remove that child from their parents. Once this happens, it may take over a year for that child to be returned to their parents. Without adequate representation for the parents, that child may not be returned at all.
What to do if you believe you are being investigated by DCS
If you have been contacted by the Department of Child Safety you may be the subject of an investigation. Every conversation you have and every action you make are now being watched, but if you respond the correct way, you may be able to save the case from digressing into a full-blown dependency. Make a call to the Law Offices of Laura J. Taylor to see what you should do and say next. Expert advice on the best actions to take to guarantee your kids won’t be removed from your protection is invaluable, and Laura can offer it. Don’t take your next steps blindly, and get an attorney involved before something bad happens.
What to do when your children are taken
Nothing is more terrifying than having your children ripped from your arms or coming home to find a note on your door saying that they were taken by DCS while at school. Suddenly it feels like everything just got taken away from you, and you have to figure out what to do next. The first thing you should do is contact someone who knows exactly what’s happening: an attorney. Laura can answer all of your questions and help you to feel as informed as possible while she works to defend you from DCS and the trials of the system. Your children are the safest when they are with you, and we will help you to be able to prove that to DCS.