NEW JERSEY DYFS ATTORNEYS
Our attorneys specialize in representing New Jersey clients in DYFS matters. Our goal is to keep families together. For a free consultation, contact us now at (888) 489-1533 or click the button below to submit your case information.
Our Family Law Team
At the Bhatt Law Group, we provide aggressive representation to fight against DYFS actions. We strongly believe that every individual has a right to justice. We treat our clients like family and strive to build lasting relationships. If DYFS has started any proceedings against you, contact us immediately. Our DYFS attorneys are dedicated to helping you through every step of the process. The sooner we create a plan the better our chances of protecting your family.
Our attorneys represent clients throughout the state of New Jersey and provide a free consultation in person and over the phone. We have received the distinguished honor of being named Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters.
How We Can Help
We will discuss your options, explain the process and outline our approach. We suggest retaining an experienced DYFS attorney during the early stages of your case. The longer you wait, you run a higher risk of losing your child.
We utilize a team effort to fight DYFS. Our office is conveniently located in Jersey City but we represent clients throughout New Jersey. Our goal is to keep families together!
How It All Starts
If DYFS believes there has been abuse or neglect, they will begin an investigation. You should consult our office immediately so we can work towards having the matter closed as soon as possible.
The investigation may reveal that the allegations against you are:
Unfounded – there are no signs of abuse or neglect and the case will be closed;
Unsubstantiated – there may be some signs of abuse or neglect but not sufficient evidence to warrant any intervention by DYFS;
Substantiated – there are clear signs of abuse or neglect and there is sufficient evidence. If the case is substantiated, you will receive notice of DYFS involvement and an Order to Show cause (our an out of court DYFS involvement). You will be entered into the DYFS Central Registry. This can be both embarrassing and detrimental to your good character. You have a right to a hearing. Contact our office immediately after receiving notice that your case has been substantiated. You only have 20 days after receiving notice to file an Administrative Appeal. Our experienced DYFS attorneys will work diligently towards having the matter resolved quickly and removing your name from the DYFS Central Registry.
Types of Abuse or Neglect DYFS Investigates
There are many types of abuse or neglect that DYFS investigates:
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Substance Abuse
- Failure to Protect
- Environmental Neglect
- Educational Neglect