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Dcfs

Elmhurst Illinois DCFS Lawyers

Time is a factor-you may have to act fast.

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is the arm of state government whose purpose is to monitor and investigate the health, safety, and welfare of children. If you are reading this section, most likely you need legal help yesterday.

DCFS can be involved in your life in 4 main ways:

1) Neglect or abuse investigations and appeals

2) Juvenile/divorce court

3) Foster parents licensing and supervision

4) Adoption

Although counsel is needed for the latter three to resolve your issue, most likely you are interested in learning about neglect or abuse investigations and how they can wreak havoc in your life. This area of the law is complex and pretty much often defies logic. It is critical if you are notified of an investigation or your child is a part of an investigation as a victim or the accused, that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible before anyone interviews with the DCFS or before you have been notified of the investigation.

DCFS investigations can sometimes result in criminal charges, removal of your children or court oversight of your family. If you have been “indicated” by DCFS, you need to secure your appeal rights as soon as you are notified of the indicated report. We will help you through the DCFS maze so you can decide which action will best serve you and your family now and in the future.

Call us today so that we may help you as soon as possible.