What Does an Order to Investigate Mean?
DCPP can file an Order to Investigate in Superior Court if they want to force you to do something that you have refused to do. An Order to Investigate is a preliminary step before they file a complaint against you. If the judge concurs with the DCPP on their application, the judge will grant the Order to Investigate, which means you now must comply with DCPP’s demands. If you don’t, DCPP may file a complaint against you which may include a removal of your children. If you do comply, you may give them the evidence to file a complaint against you which again can include placing your children in foster care. Sounds like a no win situation right?
Well before you just throw in the towel or just handle this by yourself, call our team of tough, smart DCPP defense lawyers. DCPP cannot just do whatever they want. There are restrictions in what they can ask for and what the judge can order. Furthermore, there is a legal standard that they must meet. In other words, they just don’t get to request anything for no reason. However, the problem is that a lot of people don’t challenge these applications. Unless you hire a lawyer, you will be alone in court as there is no public defender available.
Don’t go through this alone. Our team of experienced lawyers will work to fight for you and do everything possible to dismiss the order to investigate and get DYFS out of your life. Call our NJ DCPP defense lawyers at 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529). This 24/7 toll free hotline will connect you to smart and tough lawyers, ready to fight for you and your rights.
Dealing with DYFS in New Jersey when you have a child with autism
Our lawyers have represented many clients who had DYFS / DCPP cases or investigations with a child that has autism (or a another ASD such as Aspergers). For some reason, this issue touches a big nerve with DYFS. DYFS seems to take the position that the parents do not know how to handle a child with autism even if there is no such allegation in the case. I’ve literally been in a case involving another issue like drug abuse and as soon as DYFS finds out that the child has autism, they automatically want the parent to get involved in a large number of services because they assume that the parents cannot handle the child or don’t know how to parent a special needs child. Luckily, we were there to shut this down as our clients were good parents. Just because a child has special needs doesn’t mean that a child is out of control and/or that the parents have no idea what they are doing. Don’t let DYFS / DCPP bully you and your family. Call our team of tough and aggressive DYFS defense lawyers today.