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Naperville DCFS Child Abuse And Neglect Defense Lawyers

At Blacha Law Office, LLC, our lawyers understand the emotional weight that allegations of child abuse and neglect can carry. As attorneys dedicated to serving families in Naperville and DuPage County, they provide award-winning legal representation. They pride themselves on their responsiveness and will make it their priority to address your concerns the same day they arise. Our team’s approach ensures that you feel valued and cared for as if you were one of a select few clients.

With a focus on high-quality and capable legal service, our attorneys navigate the intricate facets of family law with a proven track record of success and exceptional client treatment. They are adept at managing the finer details of these complicated and emotional cases. They combine professionalism with compassion, making them both accessible and reliable. Our lawyers’ experience and dedication mean that no detail is too small and no case is too complex for our seasoned legal team.

Understanding DCFS Investigations In DuPage County

When the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect, the process can be overwhelming for any parent. Understanding your rights during such an investigation is crucial. DCFS conducts thorough inquiries to assess the safety of children when abuse or neglect is suspected, which may involve interviews, home visits and coordination with law enforcement.

As a parent, you have rights during this investigation, including the right to be informed about the allegations and the right to speak with an attorney. Following the initial investigation, you may face several types of hearings, including shelter care hearings, adjudicatory hearings and dispositional hearings. Adjudicatory hearings are where the evidence is presented, and a judge will determine whether abuse or neglect is present. At a shelter care hearing, a judge will decide whether the child should stay in DCFS care or return home with their family. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may also face juvenile court proceedings.

If DCFS concludes that there is abuse or neglect present, you may face an indicated finding. If you face indicated findings, it’s imperative to have skilled legal representation to advocate for your interests and fight for your family’s future. An indicated finding can have significant consequences, but it is not the end of the road. Fighting these findings and pursuing DCFS appeals are within your rights, and our lawyers will provide you with legal guidance as they tirelessly work to protect your family’s well-being.

Schedule A Consultation At Our Naperville Office Today

If you are facing a DCFS investigation, you do not have to navigate this challenging time alone. Contact Blacha Law Office, LLC, at 630-283-1987 or fill out our online contact form to secure the compassionate and competent legal counsel your family deserves.