Does an Attorney Have to Be at My DYFS Child Welfare Meeting?

When it comes to DYFS child welfare cases in New Jersey, we understand how stressful and emotional they can be. Your custody rights are on the line, along with the right to see your kid, and DYFS can be tough to handle without the proper representation. With so much on the line, it is a smart idea to rely on a trusting team of hardworking and dedicated New Jersey DYFS attorneys. If you are facing a child welfare hearing in the near future, you are going to want to be prepared so that you know what to expect when the time comes.

If your child must attend the hearing, they may be appointed a law guardian, who can represent your child in the case. This law guardian cannot represent you if they are representing your child, as this would be a conflict in interest. If you are facing a similar situation, a lawyer can help you articulate your side of the story, as well as your desires. If you believe the evidence against you is incorrect, our attorneys can obtain certain documents you would not be able to obtain, which would help you challenge the findings presented in the child protection investigation. Attorneys can also make sure that any requirements the court put in place are relevant and that they can be reasonably met.

It is important to obtain a lawyer who has experience with DYFS cases, and someone who is willing to go the extra mile to keep you informed and involved throughout this difficult and fearful time. Don’t put this much importance in the hands of someone who can’t handle it, so call our 24 hour toll-free hotline at 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529) and we’ll be happy to fight for you.

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Posted on January 24, 2017, in Our Practice. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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