Dependency, Neglect and Abuse Lawyer
Florence, Boone County, KY | Covington, Kenton County, KY
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Why does the state get involved?
Suspected neglect and abuse is reported to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services, Division of Permanency and Protection, also knows as "The Cabinet" or Child Protective Services (CPS), Protective services are available for a child who may be dependent, neglected or abused. A parent may intentionally harm a child or risk harm to that child, or otherwise fail to protect a child from harm or the risk of harm. One or both parents may be to unable to care for a child.
What action can the court take?
The court may find that the child's best interest would be served by the removal of the child from the parents' home until the parents get help. The goal is the reunification of the family. Otherwise the court will order the permanent placement of the child elsewhere.
When should I contact a lawyer?
If your child may be taken away, you need immediate legal help before you agree to anything the Cabinet demands, before you answer any questions the sheriff asks, and before the court starts making decisions. If you leave your case up to a court-appointed lawyer, you may get what you paid for.
What documentation do I need?
Please see my Family Law Checklist for the documentation you should bring to your free initial consultation.