Skilled Representation In Cases Of Child Abuse And Neglect
New York takes accusations of child abuse or neglect very seriously. However, there is a chance that abuse allegations may be a method to gain advantage in the event of a divorce.
Whether you are facing accusations of abuse or filing for protective custody, the law firm of Keith B. Schulefand, Esq., will provide you with experienced counsel. Founder Keith B. Schulefand has connections with Child Protective Services (CPS) that can help your case. No matter the circumstances, these cases are always emotionally challenging. Our Buffalo attorneys will support you and protect your rights at every turn.
CPS And Neglect Proceedings
Going through a CPS investigation can be difficult for everyone involved. Our attorneys will be by your side throughout the entire process of:
- CPS report — When CPS receives a call, they will send notice to the subject and any other people involved that they will investigate allegations of abuse. It is generally the county that files a report.
- CPS investigation — CPS usually collaborates with Erie County officials in their investigation. They interview children and witnesses to collect information and evidence.
- Filing of facing a neglect petition — If both CPS and county lawyers find the child to be in danger, they will file a neglect petition. This petition takes the case to family court.
If you wish to challenge a neglect petition, you will need strong representation. The attorneys of Keith B. Schulefand, Esq., have over 30 years of experience of protecting parental rights. We understand the stress involved in these serious matters. That is why we always look out for the best interests of you and your children.
Custody Petitions In Child Abuse Cases
Petitions of neglect are often quickly followed by petitions for custody from the other parent or even grandparents. Neglect cases and CPS investigations can be traumatic for children of any age. Filing for custody can provide some level of protection in these tough situations.
Our attorneys have comprehensive experience guiding clients through the custody process. At the law offices of Keith B. Schulefand, Esq., we understand the high stakes involved in complex family law issues. We strive to protect your family while we seek reasonable outcomes.
Contact A Knowledgeable Attorney Today
Accusations of neglect and court proceedings can have long-lasting impacts on your family dynamic and your children. We aim to minimize those consequences and reduce your anxiety. Contact our Williamsville offices today to schedule an appointment.