Does your lawyer know what they are doing with a New Jersey DYFS / DCPP case?

Does your lawyer know what they are doing with a New Jersey DYFS / DCPP case?

Unfortunately, many people involved with a DYFS / DCPP case in New Jersey cannot afford to hire a good defense attorney. As a result, they will be represented by a public defender. Furthermore, most attorneys are local attorneys which means that they only practice in a limited area in New Jersey.  Since they would only get at most, a few calls about a DYFS case, they don’t bother to learn the very different rules associated with NJ DYFS cases.  Thus, there are only a limited number of attorneys in New Jersey that handle DYFS / DCPP cases on a regular basis. Most of the attorneys are good and they charge what they are worth. However, it seems that some NJ attorneys will take any case that walks in the door. As a result, I have seen some horrible moves made my lawyers that have no idea what they are doing.

This also happens because many people don’t realize that attorneys usually only practice a handful of areas of law. Think about it this way, you wouldn’t go to a podiatrist for brain surgery right? But the difference there is the podiatrist would refuse to help you where some attorneys will be happy to take your money and screw up your DYFS case for you.

When you are looking for a DYFS / DCPP attorney, may sure you find one that actually knows what they are doing, has a good track record of winning cases and will charge you a fair price.  I cannot stress looking into the attorney’s track record enough.  Some attorneys say they have handled a lot of DYFS cases which in fact, they have not; or if they have, they don’t get good results.

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Posted on October 20, 2012, in Selecting a NJ DYFS Lawyer and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Jamie L Bradshaw

    That couldn’t be any more true! I have a “so called” dyfs lawyer who seems very incompetent. I paid the $ they asked for and Every time he would get up to talk to the judge he’s studdering and repeating himself, I Can’t Believe It ! Nice guy but horrible lawyer for someone who is trying to get their daughter back !!!! You definitely Must look these dyfs lawyers up! Now in my case which is almost done; meaning my lil girl is supposed to come back home within a couple of weeks, I know I NEED A NEW LAWYER for this to happen because of the “buying time” thing that dyfs does. Please DON’T take this lightly! THANK YOU…

    • Sorry to hear that but sadly, its very common. The bad economy has led many attorneys to take cases they have no business taking. Feel free to call us anytime if you’d like us to help you. Good luck!

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