If your child’s safety is at stake, you have rights as a parent. You can take steps to ensure your child is protected at all times when with you or the non-custodial parent. If you have genuine concerns for your child’s safety, you should speak with a child welfare attorney about your options.
Navigating child welfare and child custody cases can be difficult for a parent to do alone. An attorney can make the process easier for a parent by:
Advocating for Your Rights
Whether involved in a child welfare or a child custody case, parents can face adversity. An attorney can advise you of your rights as a parent and make sure they are not violated by the court or New Jersey’s child welfare agency.
Protect Your Child’s Best Interests
If you are concerned about your child’s safety, an attorney can help you modify a custody or parenting time order to protect your child’s interests. If you are involved in a child welfare case, an attorney can help you do what it takes to keep your child safe in the home. Often, what is best for the child in these cases is staying at home with his or her parents. Temporary placement and foster care should only be last resort options. An attorney can help you defend your right to keep your child in the home.
Keep You Informed and Aware
Whether you are seeking a custody modification or defending yourself against abuse allegations, an attorney can keep you fully informed during your case process and help you make effective arguments at your hearing. You may need an attorney to clearly explain the maze of laws on child custody and child welfare so you can make the best decisions regarding your case.
Prepare You for Your Court Appearances
Even if you are not defending yourself, it can be intimidating to stand up in front of a judge to argue your point. Here is where an attorney can help you. A knowledgeable attorney will know how to skillfully argue your point and help you present the evidence and information needed to get your requests granted.
Speak with an experienced New Jersey child welfare and child custody attorney if you have questions about what you can do to protect your child. An attorney can help you take the right steps to protect your rights and keep your child safe, whether it be defending yourself against abuse allegations and negotiating a safety plan to keep your child in the home or seeking a custody modification that limits the circumstances under which your child can spend time with a parent who puts him or her at risk.
Do you want to make sure your child is protected? If so, Williams Law Group, LLC can help. Our skilled attorneys can defend your rights as parent and make sure your child’s safety is protected. Located in Union, New Jersey, Williams Law Group, LLC provides compassionate and dedicated legal services to Union, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties, and the surrounding areas. Our knowledgeable attorneys handle divorce and family law, child custody, and child abuse/neglect cases. Call our office at (908) 738-8366, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us through our confidential online form to schedule a consultation and ultimately get you connected with an experienced New Jersey divorce and child custody attorney.