Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) & Child Protective Services Proceedings

Helping Parents Accused of Abuse and Neglect

Having your children taken away from you can be one of the most frightening experiences for a parent, especially as this action generally involves hurtful accusations against you.

At Brooke, Brady & Schopfer, LLP, we understand how important your children are to you and can give parents the benefit of experienced representation in any child welfare proceeding involving the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) or Child Protective Services (CPS).

Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation about your case at our Poughkeepsie law office and learn more about how we can help you stand up for your parental rights.

A Focus on Keeping the Family Together

As emotional and disruptive as it can be, when your children are removed from your care or when you are summoned into court on an abuse and neglect claim, it is important to understand that by law, the family court must place a priority on rehabilitation and keeping the family together whenever possible.

By making a calm, rational case in family court, we may be able to preserve your parental rights and family relationships.

Representing One Parent When the Other Is Accused

In any child welfare proceeding arising out of the alleged actions of one parent, the other parent is entitled to independent legal representation.

This situation often arises in child sexual abuse cases in which one parent is suspected of the abuse. If you are the other parent in this circumstance, it is highly advisable for you to have your own attorney.

At Brooke, Brady & Schopfer, LLP, we are experienced at the representation of parents whose spouses are accused of abuse or neglect and can make sure your side of the story is told.

Contact us by e-mail to get skilled parent representation from an experienced Dutchess County lawyer in DSS and CPS proceedings. We also offer free initial consultations and can be reached by calling 845-454-2540.