Custody, Care and Supervision with DYFS in NJ
In New Jersey, DYFS can file a complaint against you accusing you of abusing and neglecting your child, where they will then request Custody, Care and Supervision of your child. DYFS will maintain custody of your child until you have proven that you are a fit parent, and you can appropriately raise your child. Custody, Care and Supervision can still be requested by DYFS if your child’s health and safety is in danger, even if you are not accused of abusing or neglecting your child. Once again, you may lose custody of your child until the you prove to the court that you can raise your kid safely and healthily.
Whatever the case may be, be sure to contact our NJ DYFS defense attorneys to help defend you and your case. Times like these are scary, so let our experienced team handle it. We can fight for you and work to help bring your child back home by showing that you are a fit parent, and you can appropriately raise your child. Our team can help protect your rights, and will fight for them as if they were our own.
Call our 24/7 toll free hotline at 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529) and speak to one of our New Jersey DYFS lawyers. We are here to help you and your family, so don’t wait.
FAQ – what are my rights with DYFS / DCPP?
One of the most asked questions I get is what are my rights when dealing with DYFS / DCPP? This is a tough question to answer since I don’t think that is the exact question the people are actually asking. If I answer the question directly, the answer is basically that you have the right to hire a lawyer or not hire a lawyer. I really don’t see any other “rights” that you have. Again, I think the actually question here is what are my options or how do I handle this case? The answer though is really the same. That is because it is crazy to handle a DYFS situation on your own, at least in my opinion. Anything you say can be used against you in a DYFS / DCPP complaint. Even if you don’t actually say something, the fact that you are talking to them allows the case worker to twist your words or put words in your mouth. In almost every DYFS case we have handled, we’ve had a client complain that DYFS is lying. I find it impossible to believe that every single client is making that up.
When you deal with DYFS by yourself, you are really in a catch-22 situation. If you don’t comply, DYFS could bring you to court for non-compliance. If you do comply, you may be giving DYFS all the information they need to build a case against you. Its a really tough position to be in. A tough and aggressive DYFS lawyer can come in and resolve the case for you. The lawyer is there to get information and give information without exposing you to danger. Our team of tough, smart lawyers can help you do that. We can work with DYFS’ lawyer to shut the case down and stop them from bullying you.