DEPENDENCY & NEGLECT
Dependency and Neglect (“D&N”) cases involve the alleged abuse or neglect of children. These cases oftentimes involve the removal of a parent’s children for allegations of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. D&N petitions are not criminal prosecutions. They are domestic cases affecting parenting rights. However, a criminal case may also be brought against a parent or child, based on the allegations upon which the D&N case is based.
How Does It Work? Parents involved in a D&N case are subject to having their children temporarily taken from them and are subject to the termination of their parental rights. The HS attorneys will help guide the parent through the complicated court process and will advocate for a parent’s right at every stage of the proceedings, including representation at D&N hearings to help the parent gain the return of their children.
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