How Can New Jersey Terminate My Parental Rights?
As a parent, you have the right to see your child, as well as make decisions for them and receive information about them. With that being said, if you, as a parent, are seen as a threat to your child by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) and the state of New Jersey, you have your parental rights terminated. When your parental rights are on the line, it is important to call our team of DCPP lawyers ASAP.
The termination of parental rights starts when DCPP starts a civil action by filing a complaint, which is also called a guardianship complaint. Here, there may be a number of hearings and possibly a trial, which is used to see if the complaint by DCPP is justified. If deemed justified, the parent may have their parental rights legally terminated if it is what’s best for the child.
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Leading up to the termination of parental rights are a number of orders given by the Court that have either failed or were ignored by the parent. On top of that, the Division must be able to prove that the parent is an unfit parent and that the child will continue to be harmed by the parent. It must also be shown that reasonable measures were taken in order to maintain the relationship between the parent and child, and that these actions failed or were ignored. Finally, DCPP must prove that terminating the rights of the parent will do more good than harm to the child and their well being.
Having your parental rights terminated is a serious matter, and should not be taken lightly. If you are being faced with the possibility of having your parental rights terminated, contact our team of tough and smart NJ DCPP attorneys. When your rights are terminated, there is no getting them back, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side from the start to help you keep these rights. We will work hard to help defend your rights, and use our knowledge of New Jersey’s policies and statutes to prove you are fit to be a parent.
Call our 24/7 toll free hotline at 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529) as our team we will fight for your rights.
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.