Category Archives: BIG WINS
Our New Jersey DYFS Lawyers represents hundreds of people / couples each year facing DYFS / DCPP investigations. We realized that there were just far too many to post in our Big Wins page and most of the cases were fairly similar. In all of these cases, DYFS / DCPP was bothering the client(s) and they wanted our lawyers to make them go away while at the same time preventing DYFS / DCPP from taking them to court. In all of these cases, we were successful. Just like our other list of Big Wins, this list will never be close to complete. It will just give you an idea as to the number of people we have helped. As always, every case is different and there is no lawyer on this planet that can win every single case. However, our success rate is very high.
It is important to note that all of these people accepted these basic principles:
1. Hiring a lawyer will not make things worse
2. They would trust our advice and not make any assumptions
3. They didn’t think that it would just go away or that they could handle it.
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Passaic County DCPP Lawyers help client get children back
This client had a different attorney prior to hiring us. She wanted us to get the job done and get her children back. Our DCPP lawyers fought hard and we quickly got her children back. A short time later, we were able to get the case dismissed. Had the client hired us sooner, our lawyers could have helped her get the children back much sooner. If you want to avoid that mistake, hire the right lawyer from the start of the case!
Sussex County DCPP Lawyers help client achieve reunification with her child
This was a strange case because DCPP really had it out for the client. The client had a serious drug problem but we got her the help she needed. In fact, her compliance was flawless. Despite that, DCPP still fought us every single step of the way for unknown reasons. Despite that, we were able to help the client achieve reunification. This shows that when you have a lawyer that will never stop fighting for you, even the most difficult cases can be won.
Morris County DCPP Lawyers helps client get her child back after relapse
This case started out easy enough. Like many clients, she had a serious drug problem. We got her into the services that she needed and the case was going fine. However, she relapsed rather late into the case and as a result, it looked like we would have to fight it out at the permanency hearing. When the going gets tough, we get tougher! Our lawyers fought hard and worked to avoid a permanency hearing. As a result, the client was reunified with her child and the case was closed well ahead of the permanency hearing.
Toms River DCPP Lawyer gets Order to Show Cause Dismissed
Our client was accused of assaulting his older son. However, the client indicated that he was defending his younger son who was being assault by the other older one. The two sons were from different mothers and as a result, this litigation only dealt with the younger son. The thought process here from the State is that if someone assaults one child, they will assault another. Of course, there is nothing to support that logic and Jef argued to the court that the case should be dismissed. The court adjourned the order to show cause to another date for further consideration. On the return date, the order to show cause was dismissed.
Jersey City, Hudson County Superior Court
This was a case that made news around the world. Its every parent’s worse nightmare: you hire a nanny to watch your baby only to find out that the nanny is abusing the baby! The client was caught via a webcam and soon after the incident, she was unable to be located for several months. As a result, she was declared a fugitive. The video of the client assaulting the baby was all over the news. Eventually the client was caught. This is an impossible case to defend right? Not so said our Hudson County Child Abuse Lawyers.
We took the emotion out of this case and broke it down to what it was, not what it seemed like. A careful examination of the facts and the law clearly showed that the client did not have the intent to harm the baby and that no harm was actually done. We were fully prepared to take the case to trial but right before jury selection the client agreed to accept a plea deal to a 3 flat. After the client was sentenced, she will be eligible to get out of prison in just a few months. While our Hudson County Child Abuse lawyers were ready to take the case to trial, we understood the client’s position. A few months in prison is much better than spending several years in prison if she was convicted.
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The Atlantic County DYFS Attorneys of the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq. have helped another client win a fact finding hearing. In an Atlantic County DYFS case, the trial is called a fact finding hearing. At this hearing, an Atlantic County Superior Court Judge will decide if the Title 9 abuse or neglect charges should be substantiated.
In this case, our DYFS attorneys were presented with a number of difficult facts. Many DYFS cases only involve one set of allegations but this case involved three. First, DYFS alleged that our client had committed acts of domestic violence against the mother of the children. Then he is alleged to have choked his daughter and smacked his son. This is classic child abuse but the technical term is excessive corporal punishment. Finally, DYFS also alleged that our client a substance abuse problem.
To many attorneys, this may seem like an impossible case to win since there are three trials in one. However, our Atlantic County DYFS Attorneys know how to fight. We took this case to trial and after the fact finding hearing was over, the judge had indicated that we won the case. Despite DYFS trying three different ways to nail our client, we still won the entire case!
The facts of this case represent a very common fact pattern that our Mercer County DYFS Lawyers often see. Mom gives birth to a child and at the hospital, it is discovered that mom used drugs while she was pregnant. This can be determined through a number of ways. Sometimes, the mom will admit during prenatal care that she has used drugs during the pregnancy. In other cases, either the mom or the baby will test positive for drugs. Sometimes it is the baby’s Meconium which may be tested by the hospital to check for drug use. Finally, in other cases, the baby may exhibit withdrawal symptoms.
In this case, our Mercer County DYFS Lawyers took the case to trial which is called a fact finding hearing. There, we fought hard for our client and argued that, despite the allegations, DYFS did not have the evidence needed to find that our client had abused or neglected or child. At the conclusion of the trial, the judge found in our favor and the child abuse charges were dismissed.
Our Trenton office is easy to get to from anywhere in Mercer County so call us at 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529) to discuss your case.
Middlesex County Superior Court
Our New Brunswick DCPP Lawyers have helped a client win a permanency hearing in Middlesex County. In a DCPP case, a permanency hearing is the final hearing in the FN litigation. DYFS will ask the Court to change the plan from reunification to something else such as termination of parental rights. In this case, DYFS was pushing to change the plan but our lawyers fought back! Our New Brunswick DCPP Lawyers helped our client get an extension so that he can continue to demonstrate compliance. If he does that, he will be reunified with his children and the case will be closed. We hope to report that our DYFS lawyers were able to do that for him in the next few months.
Ocean County Superior Court
This was a very interesting, yet complex case. The case involves a lot of different players as our client is both a parent to a young child and also a grand parent. Thus, there are two sets of parents in this case. The allegations involved a complex history of incest, sex abuse, kidnapping, drug use, etc. The complaint was rather lengthy and it took some time to unravel the entire story. Our lawyers excel at dealing with complex cases and that’s what we did here. We broke the case down to its individual parts and in the end, a complex case turned out to be a one issue case. We were fully prepared to tear apart the case at the fact finding trial but beforehand, we spoke wot the DYFS DAG. As a result, the fact finding hearing was avoided and the Title 9 child abuse and neglect allegations were thrown out. This was a huge victory and it will help our client fully regain her parental rights.
H.M. Hackensack DYFS (DCPP) case
This client originally hired another lawyer from a firm with a website that is filled with DYFS and other key words. Of course, anyone can hire a company to write such a website. That doesn’t mean that these lawyers have success with DCPP cases. Luckily for the client, he fired this firm shortly after hiring them and hired us. Our Hackensack DCPP lawyers fought the case hard. Even though the judge had already found that the client had a long standing drug addiction, our lawyers were able to get the client his child back. Since he split up with his wife, the judge had to choose between him and the mother and she chose him, our client.
If you want help in getting your child back, call our team of tough, smart Hackensack DCPP lawyers today to discuss your case.
In this case, our client was accused of making threats to harm his children. Although these threats were due to mental illness, DYFS still brought him to court. His prior attorney was able to get the case dismissed however, DYFS still substantiated him for child abuse and neglect. As a result, the client needed to file an OAL appeal. Since his prior lawyer didn’t have much DYFS experience, he hired us to make sure the case was dismissed. Recently, we received notice that the finding was reversed and thus, the client has been removed from the database. This was important because although the DYFS case was dismissed, the client still had problems with parenting time due to the finding of abuse and neglect against him. This reversal will help our DYFS lawyers help the client secure a proper parenting time schedule in his divorce case.
Call our DYFS OAL Appeal Lawyers anytime to discuss your case.
Our Toms River DYFS Lawyers pulled off a major victory today. Our client had been dealing with DYFS for about two years. She was going to hire us before the case went to court but then decided on another firm. Unfortunately for her, this was the wrong choice. DYFS brought the case to court. As the months went on, her case quickly spiraled out of control. Her parental rights were impacted and all of her parenting time had to be supervised. Eventually, she realized that she made the wrong choice and she hired us. We had a lot of work to do as the case was a mess. The client’s husband was the main one pushing the case. So we had three attorneys in the case working against us. DYFS was pushing for her to go in-patient which would have been a disaster for her case. The judge was a second away from putting her in but we kept it from happening. A few weeks later, we were able to get the entire case dismissed. This is just another example of what our Toms River DYFS Lawyers can do when we fight for our clients.
Right before Christmas, DYFS took our client’s children from them. Of course, the timing for this couldn’t have been worse. However, our DODD removal lawyers couldn’t have imagined what we were walking into. The client didn’t mention that there were two prior DYFS cases in which the children were removed before. Thus, this was the third time that DYFS removed the children. Clearly, this case was much tougher than what our lawyers first thought. Making the situation even worse is that the judge handling the matter was the emergent duty judge, not the normal DYFS judge. It would have been understandable if this judge, having little to no DYFS experience, would have just kept the children in foster care until we could come back to court at a later date. This really wasn’t looking good.
Our Southern New Jersey DYFS Attorneys never let the pressure get to us. When the facts are tough, we get tougher. We worked with the law guardian and our co-counsel to team up against DYFS. However, Jef Henninger, Esq. Led the charge against DYFS. As a result of Jef’s hard-hitting argument, the judge sided with us and our client was given her children back. This was the day after Christmas, so although it was a little belated, the family was still able to have a great Christmas.
If you need our Southern New Jersey DYFS Lawyers to help you, call us today.
Client’s wife had a serious drug problem but little did DYFS know that our client had a bad drug problem as well. He was ordered to supervise her parenting time. However, he failed some drug tests and then the Bergen County DYFS office would up removing the child all together. Of course, if the client would have hired a lawyer from the start, he may have stayed out of court, but DYFS did bring him to court which is when he hired our law firm. We fought hard to make sure that the client gets parenting time even over the objection of DYFS. Despite his wife’s problems, the judge granted our application for unsupervised parenting time. In fact, we made so much progress that the case could soon be dismissed.
Freehold DYFS Attorney helps client avoid suspension of parenting time due to false positive drug test
As detailed in the “DYFS Trap” (see above) too many people get caught up with a DYFS problem because they think they have nothing to hide and/or they think that getting a lawyer will make them look guilty. This is one of those cases. The client actually called DYFS and offered to take a drug test to prove that the claims from his ex-wife were ridiculous. Like so many of these stories, it blew up in his face. He failed after eating a poppy seed bagel because the DYFS drug test didn’t use any cut off levels. As a result, he was now looking at losing his parenting time. Luckily, our team of tough, smart Freehold DYFS Lawyers helped the client avoid disaster. We had 48 hours from the time the judge issued her tentative decision to the time of the motion hearing to change things around. We fought hard and worked fast to help make sure the judge changed her mind. It took a lot of work in such a short period of time but by the time we got to court, we were able to get the evidence before the court that showed that the client’s test was a false positive. As a result, the client got his parenting time back.
One very common DYFS / DCPP scenario is when you leave your child in the car unattended. Usually someone will see your child in the car alone and then call the police. The police will then call dyfs /dcpp who can turn your life upside down. This case could have been tough because the father had also served time in prison. However, the parents did the right thing by calling a DCPP defense lawyer right away. Our Toms River DCPP lawyers jumped right on the case and worked to close it out. Within about 24 hours of being retained, our lawyers secured a resolution of the case so that it would be dismissed as soon as the case worker did a closing visit. Thus, would could have turned into a complex DYFS investigation turned into a case in the process of being closed.
Call the Toms River DCPP Lawyers anytime to discuss your child neglect matter.
This is one of those tough cases because there were a number of allegations against the family. It started with the child claiming that he was hit by a belt by his father. The mother also admitted to a very severe domestic violence history which is always problematic. Add drug use to that and this could be a very challenging case for most lawyers. Luckily, our client hire our team of tough, smart Morris County DCPP lawyers. The lawyer for DCPP (formerly DYFS) did not want our client to have any parenting time at all. Nevertheless, our lawyers fought hard to make sure that he would be able to spend time with his family. Our lawyers also made sure that he wasn’t subject to a schedule set by DCPP. For some reason, DCPP likes to prevent clients from having parenting time but we never let them get away with that. If the child is with a relative, the schedule should be up to the relative, not DCPP.
If you are facing a DCPP is Morristown, call our team of tough, smart Morris County DCPP Lawyers today to discuss your case.
Our South Jersey DCPP Lawyers were faced with a very contentious case between two divorced parents. Although the father was not a lawyer, he was a law school graduate so he was a unique pro se adversary. Our client, the mother, was alleged to have been engaging in pornography around the children. Not exactly your normal child abuse complaint. The father complained to DCPP (formerly DYFS) but he was shut down. As a result, he filed a Private Title 9 complaint. Such a move is rare, but not unheard of for our firm. In fact, our child abuse defense lawyers have filed these complaints on behalf of our own clients. The father hired expert witness (so he claimed) and he was ready for trial. Luckily, we were ready for this case and at a very lengthy oral argument, the judge granted our motion to dismiss the Title 9 complaint. As a result, our client’s custody rights were not impacted. She remains the parent of primary residence.
If you need help with any custody matter, call our team of NJ Child Custody Attorneys today.
In New Jersey, DYFS has a big problem with people that home school their children. DYFS has big ties to public schools and when your child is not in school, they cannot spy on your family and cannot interview your child. However, our team of tough, smart NJ DYFS Lawyers know how to respond to these cases. Our team hit the case hard and worked to make sure that the client never lost custody. She was able to keep custody of her child the entire time. Our next goal for our lawyers was to close the case out and make sure DYFS gets out of her life. Although the case had only gone on for a few months and there were still other things that had to be done, we were able to get the case closed out.
If you have a DYFS case in any court in New Jersey, call us today to discuss your matter with one of lawyers to see how we can help you.
Client has not had parenting time with her children in many months due to an on-going custody dispute with the father of her children. Today, our Camden County DYFS Lawyers helped the client not only get parenting time, but she was able to get unsupervised parenting time. We worked with all parties involved to craft a fair and reasonable parenting time schedule. Thus, just in time for the holidays, our client will get to spend a lot of time with her children.
If you are facing child abuse charges in Camden County, call the team of tough, smart DYFS lawyers today to discuss your case.
Client’s children were taken away from due to the husband’s mental health problems. She hired us for the DODD hearing in Monmouth County and were made sure that we were ready. One of our touch, smart DYFS defense lawyers were there to fight and as a result, we were able to get the children returned to her. Furthermore, we do not believe that DYFS will be seeking a finding against her. Thus, she will likely be dispositional only. Although the case will continue, most of it was already won at the first court appearance.
If you are facing a DYFS case in Freehold or any other town, call the team of tough, smart DYFS defense lawyers today to discuss your case.
Our NJ DYFS Lawyers scored a huge victory in Hudson County this week. This was a case that should have been easily won. In fact, we were just weeks away from winning it earlier this year. The case was almost over. However, the client really screwed up the case by getting back involved with the child’s father after previously saying she would stay away from him. In fact, it was more than just interacting with him, she actually wound up allegedly assaulting him with a car. She then lied to the DYFS case worker on numerous occasions. As a result, we went from almost winning the case to losing the permanency hearing. DYFS filed an FG complaint and they were moving to terminate her parental rights.
Even when it looks like the case is hopeless, our team of tough and aggressive DYFS lawyers never give up. We fought hard to get the client back on track and advocate for her in court. As a result, DYFS dismissed the FG complaint against her. If everything goes well, she should be reunified with her child shortly and the case will be dismissed shortly after that. If you have a DYFS matter in Jersey City, call us anytime.
This client brought us a tough case. She had: 1) a prior DYFS case which she won, 2) a bad drug test, 3) she was arrested for having drugs in her car and 4) she called a hotline and indicated that she had overdosed on drugs. As part of our strategy, our team of tough, smart NJ DYFS defense lawyers pushed for a quick fact finding hearing. Despite the difficult facts, we were confident in our position and we wanted to show DYFS that we were ready for a fight. Thus, at the 3rd court appearance we were ready for a fact finding hearing. Instead of going forward with a fact finding hearing, we were able to get our client unsupervised parenting time along with a promise that the case would be dismissed at the next court appearance.
If you have a court appearance in New Brunswick for a DYFS / DCPP case, call our team of DYFS defense attorneys today and let us help you.
Client was accused of abusing prescription drugs, specifically Oxycodone. The DYFS /DCPP case worker wanted her to attend inpatient treatment but the client refused. As a result, they filed a complaint against her. Luckily, we were able to go to the first court appearance. We made sure that DYFS did not move to take the children. Furthermore, we were able to prevent the Court from ordering that the client attend inpatient treatment. At the second court appearance, we were able to get the supervised visitation requirement lifted. At the third court appearance, we were able to get the entire case dismissed without having to go through a fact finding hearing.
This case is a good example of what happens when you hire a lawyer right away and you follow that lawyer’s advice. Instead of having about a dozen court appearances over a years time, this matter was resolved in a few months with just three court appearances. If you are facing DYFS charges in Monmouth County or any other court, call the team of tough, smart DCPP layers today to discuss your case and how we could help you.
T.P. And C.P.
This was one of the stranger cases we had been involved in. DYFS wanted to interview the clients but they never returned our calls. Months went by and it seemed like the case was closed. Without any explanation, DYFS filed a complaint against our clients filled with lies not only about our clients but about our firms. As a result, the case got personal. At the first court appearance, one of tough and aggressive Passaic County DYFS lawyers got into a big fight with the attorney for DYFS as well as the judge. We showed everyone that we back down to no one. DYFS wanted to not only interview our clients but interrogate them for a long period of time. We advised everyone that we would advise our clients to take the 5th amendment and the Court actually indicated that same might not apply to a DYFS case! However, by the time DYFS came out to the house that week, what was originally planned to be a huge battle turned out to be a 90 second appearance at the house where the case worker came in and left almost immediately. See, we had one of our attorneys are the house to shut down the interrogation when it started getting ugly. Between that and our performance in court, it became clear that DYFS had backed down. It quickly informed the Court that they would be dismissing their complaint against our clients.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Passaic County, call the team of tough smart Passaic County DYFS lawyers today to discuss your case.
Client was facing accusations of abuse and neglect for abusing her infant. As if that weren’t bad enough, the client had skipped most of the required prenatal care. Although our client didn’t know what happened to the baby, our team of tough, smart Union County DYFS lawyers knew that the suspect was the client’s teenage child. Although DYFS didn’t agree, our lawyers had the client discuss the issue with the child. After several conversations, the child admitted to dropping the baby thus clearing the client of the abuse charges. Because the client hired us so early on, we were able to put a plan in place from the start which led to a quick reunification with the baby. Shortly after, the case was closed out.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Union County, call the team of tough smart Union County DYFS lawyers today to discuss your case.
Client was accused of abusing his children to the point where his one son was covered in bruises. Following a brutal custody battle in another state, all parties moved to the New Jersey area. Not content with leaving the custody battle behind her, the ex-wife continued making accusations against the client. However, these accusations were difficult to deal with because the child was picked up after school and was then brought to the police station covered in bruises less than an hour later. The police wanted to interview the client so one of our Mercer County DCPP lawyers went down to the police station to have the client interviewed. The case worker was also present but she was not in the room while the interview was taking place. This is just one of those examples of how close the police are with DYFS. We were able to shut down the police interview in our client’s favor and no charges were ever filed. Our attorneys then turned their attention to DYFS. With the police case shut down, it was only a matter of weeks until the DYFS case was shut down as well.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Mercer County, call the team of tough smart Mercer County DYFS lawyers today to discuss your case.
Client was brought into DYFS court for a host of drug problems in addition to his criminal record. Client had a previous attorney but he fired that attorney to hire our team of tough, smart Camden County DYFS lawyers. Within two court appearances, we were able to get the case dismissed against our client. Needless to say, he was very happy to get the case shut down so quickly and in his favor.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Camden County, call the team of tough smart Camden County DYFS lawyers today to discuss your case.
Client was a non-offending parent in a Bergen County DYFS case. He hired a cheap lawyer that advertises for DYFS work but quickly found that he made the wrong choice. We have taken a number of cases from this firm and all of our clients have the same complaints. This proves that cheaper is never always better; in fact, it may never be better. Once we got into the case, we were able to quickly resolve the case in our client’s favor. He was awarded custody of the children and the ex-wife was only able to have supervised parenting time.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Bergen County, call the team of tough smart Bergen County DYFS lawyers today to discuss your case.
Client was accused of abusing alcohol and prescription drugs which led his ex-wife to involve DYFS. Although DYFS was not a party to the case, they were certainly backing his ex-wife. As a result, he was forced to have supervised parenting time by the court. Within a matter of weeks, we were able to shut down the DYFS case be demonstrating that the client did not have a substance abuse problem. As a result, we were then able to shut down the court case with his ex-wife and restore his parenting time to normal. This great result was achieved despite the fact that the ex-wife had a large and powerful law firm behind her. Clearly, our team of tough, aggressive Monmouth County DCPP attorneys are not afraid of anyone.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Monmouth County, call the team of tough smart Monmouth County Custody lawyers today to discuss your case.
Client had filed a number of false restraining orders against the father of the child. She then violated the safety plan. As a result, DYFS removed the child from her and gave her very limited and supervised parenting time. We were able to fight back against DYFS / DCPP who resisted any change in the current parenting time set up. Our Monmouth County DYFS Lawyers filed a motion for a trial but before one was heard, we were able to resolve the issue with DYFS. This shows that when you fight back with a lawyer that is not afraid of DYFS, good results are certainly possible.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Monmouth County, call the team of tough smart Monmouth County DYFS lawyers today to discuss your case.
This was an incredibly tough case because our client had spent some time in prison and the mother of his child had a prior DYFS / DCPP case where she had lost her parental rights. As a result, these cases are almost certain to wind up in court and get ugly in a hurry. Of course, our team of tough, smart Cumberland County DYFS attorneys had other plans. We jumped on the case in a hurry and worked with the client to convince DYFS that the parents would put their past behind them and parent the new baby in a safe manner. The plan worked and the case was quickly shut down with no court involvement.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Cumberland County, call the team of tough smart Cumberland County DYFS lawyers today to discuss your case.
Client had a very severe alcohol problem. This eventually led to the client getting into a physcial altercation with his son. As a result, DYFS was called and the client was removed from his house. At first, the client was very defensive and as a result, it was very difficult to make any traction in the case. However, our team of tough, smart Somerset County DYFS Lawyers are like drill sargetns with our clients. We get paid too much money to allow our clients to screw up their cases. As a result, we finally go through to the client who really buckled down to make good progress. With a tough attorney behind him, the client was able to get more and more parenting time eventually leading to full reunification with his family.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Somerset County, call the team of tough smart Somerset County DYFS defense lawyers today to discuss your case.
Client had an adopted child with a number of problems. As the child got older, he became more difficult to control. As a result, DYFS eventually became involved. They took the position that she abused and neglected her child by having her boyfriend discipline him too harshly. Due to the unique circumstances of the case, the case was tough to deal with. However, we repeatedly fought against DYFS and eventually got DYFS to dismiss all of the abuse and neglect allegations against the client and her boyfriend.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Somerset County, call the team of tough smart Somerset County DYFS attorneys today to discuss your case.
Our client in this case was actually a child. He was accused of molesting a fellow family member. In addition, the Prosecutor’s Office was also looking to interview him. Because we got into the case so early, we were able to shut the case down quickly. As a result, the DYFS was closed and the client was never arrested by the Prosecutor’s Office.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Ocean County, call the team of tough smart Ocean County molestation defense lawyers today to discuss your case.
Client and his family were facing a number of accusations stemming from a domestic violence incident with regard ton one of his adult children. Essentially, the entire family was at war with this older child and in retaliation, this adult child was making a number of accusations. We were able to successfully close the case out in just a few weeks.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Ocean County, call the team of tough smart Ocean County DYFS defense lawyers today to discuss your case.
Client was accused of having sex with his daughter hundreds of times. These cases are always tough as it is but this one was even tougher because of the incredible amount of allegations. Furthermore, the primary witness against the client was his own daughter. Cross examining a child witness takes great skill. Luckily, our team of tough, smart DYFS OAL lawyers know how to get the job done. We were able to get the judge to find that, as a result of our cross examination, the child was not credible with regard to her allegations. Thus, the Court found in our client’s favor.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in OAL Court, call the team of tough smart DYFS OAL appeal lawyers today to discuss your case.
This was a very interesting and complicated case. Client was taking her children to a therapist to help them deal with the father who was very abusive and controlling. However, this therapist took the position that the client was exaggerating her claims and instead, projecting her old childhood problems onto to the children. He then alerted DYFS / DCPP who of course, adopted the therapist’s position. Further complicating the case was that the client did not have the money to hire her own expert. Thus, our Bergen County DYFS lawyers had little ammunition against the expert. Nevertheless, we fought hard and took the case to trial. Though tough cross examination, we were able to bury this therapist and show the judge that DYFS had nothing. As a result, we won the trial.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Bergen County, call the team of tough smart Bergen County DYFS lawyers today to discuss your case.
This client had her children taken from her because her husband had a lengthy criminal record. Thus, DYFS / DCPP took the position that the children would be harmed if they stayed in the house. The client our tough DYFS defense attorneys for the DODD hearing which we won. As a result, the children were able to come home right away.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Middlesex County, call the team of tough smart Middlesex County DYFS attorneys today to discuss your case.
M.O and A.O.
In this case, our team of aggressive Ocean County DYFS lawyers represented a couple that was being investigated for abuse and neglect of their children. The school had called with regard to one of the children and the case had the potential of getting very ugly, very quickly. In addition to repeated problems with the school, one child had autism and another child was being home schooled. Further complicating the case was that there was a big paddle used to scare the children. DYFS wanted to perform a number of evaluations on the entire family but we were able to shut them down. At the second court appearance, we got the case dismissed.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Ocean County, call the team of tough smart Ocean County DYFS attorneys today to discuss your case.
This was a very tough case because the client was transient due to her religion, had a criminal history and pending charges, a natural father who was almost never involved with the child, a husband who had domestic violence issues with the client and a child who was not in school. Once again, the client luckily hired us early enough so that we were able to make big moves early on in the case. Within a short period of time, we able to get her child returned to her. Shortly after that, we were able to get the case dismissed without any abuse and neglect finding against the client.
If you are facing a DYFS / DCPP case in Burlington County, call the team of tough smart Burlington County DYFS attorneys today to discuss your case.
Client had a long history of DYFS involvement and drug use. This was a tough case as the client had a different attorney for the first half of the case. Like many of these cases, the first lawyer did next to nothing forcing us to play catch up. Further complicating this matter is that there were two mothers involved in the case which meant that we had to deal with an extra lawyer. Thus, in once case, there were four other lawyers in the case which is not good if they are against you. Nevertheless, our team of tough, smart Southern New Jersey DYFS attorneys geared up for trial. Right before trial, we were able to work out a resolution that dismissed the case and got our client a great parenting time schedule.
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Client and her husband had almost 20 domestic violence incidents between them including well over 12 restraining orders. Eventually, DYFS decided that they had enough. Luckily, the client hired our team of tough, smart Burlington County DYFS lawyers right away. We were able to get the abuse and neglect charges against the client dismissed right away. At that point, DYFS would only be going after the husband. After a few more court appearances, the entire case was dismissed with our client keeping custody of the children.
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Client was charged with beating her child to the point where his arm was broken. However, the client claimed that her child fell off his bike. Like most of these cases, the decision as to whether or not the client is credible was made by the hospital and then carried forth by other agencies such as DYFS / DCPP. In this case, the doctor at the hospital did not believe the client’s story. Luckily, our team of Middlesex County child abuse lawyers were able to get one of the top experts in this field to help us. He agreed to that DYFS had no case and that their doctor’s report was flawed. The day before the case was to go to trial, DYFS called us to let us know that the case would be dismissed.
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Client was brought into court for having repeated domestic violence incidents with her boyfriend. The police were called to her house repeatedly and DYFS had enough. Luckily, the client hired our team of tough, smart Morris County DYFS lawyers right away. We were able to get there at the first court appearance to make big moves early. At a subsequent court appearance, we made a motion to dismiss the case and we were able to get the Law Guardian to join in with us. The DAG for DYFS / DCPP objected as we didn’t even have a fact finding hearing yet. Over the objections of DYFS, the Court granted our motion.
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Client was accused of molesting his daughter and was under investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office and DYFS. His wife fled New Jersey with the child so we filed an Order to Show Cause to force her to return. The response from DYFS was to file a complaint against the client. We were able to prevent him from being charged with aggravated sexual assault but the DYFS complaint continued. We tried to get the evidence from the Prosecutor’s Office but DYFS would not help us out. It took us several months to get the evidence we requested. When we finally got the evidence, we found that the child initially said nothing happened and then an hour later, she changed her entire story without explanation. Thus, it was clear that the child was coached. At this point, the case was well over six months old. We then hired a great expert who indicated that the child was coached. We then filed a motion to dismiss the complaint and it was granted by the Court thus ending a year long odyssey for the client who had no contact with his daughter throughout the entire case.
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Client, a fellow attorney, was accused of molesting his young daughter after she went to school and made allegations against him. We had to deal with both DYFS and the Prosecutor’s Office. The Prosecutor’s Office wanted him to take a lie detector test but after performing our own due diligence, our team of New Jersey sex crimes attorneys decided that it would not be in his best interests to do so. After further discussions with the Prosecutor’s Office, we confirmed that no charges would be filed against him. That still left DYFS to deal with. After a few more weeks of working with them, they dropped the case against him and closed the case. The client was very happy to get his family back together.
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Client was accused of being intoxicated while caring for her children. When the police came, she was arrested and DYFS was called. We took the case to trial and made numerous objections which allowed us to keep out testimony that DYFS was looking to get in. By doing this, DYFS was handcuffed in the evidence they could present. In the end, the Court found in our favor and the case was eventually dismissed soon after.
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This was a very tough case. Our client was accused of molesting his young daughter. Complicating the matter was that DYFS was involved but not a party to the case. Furthermore, the mother of the child had a very popular and talented attorney. As a result, this case would test everything our office had as everything was stacked against us. However, we don’t back down against anyone. This case was a real team approach as it went on for almost a year and a half. Luckily, the client never lost his resolve to fight and we kept the pressure on the Court, DYFS and the mother. In the end, we were able to show that this accusation was garbage. DYFS’ expert reversed their finding which is almost unheard of. After well over a year of not being able to see his child, visitation started and the client was well on his way to putting these horrible allegations behind him.
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