DCF and Child Protection
West Hartford Department of Children and Families (DCF) Defense Attorneys
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) typically become involved in a case after allegations of possible child abuse or neglect. Allegations of abuse or neglect may include:
- Sex abuse
- Drug or alcohol abuse (substance abuse)
- Physical abuse
- Domestic violence
- Munchausen syndrome (where an attention seeker afflicts a child with a disease or falsely claims a medical condition or symptoms causing the child to spend much of their youth in hospitals or bed)
Neglect can include educational, mental, physical or emotional neglect.
Needless to say, an investigation by the DCF is serious, and can have serious consequences, including the loss of your children by 96-hour hold or order of temporary custody and placement on DCF's central registry.
To discuss your DCF investigation with an experienced West Hartford child protection attorney at Zaslow & Sandler, LLC, call us toll free at (866) 676-0364.
Experienced DCF Defense Attorneys
Located in West Hartford, Zaslow & Sandler, LLC defends parents throughout Connecticut against allegations of neglect or abuse from DCF. We represent parents from the initial contact of a DCF investigation, through the filing of neglect petitions, termination of parental rights petitions, the substantiation and central registry hearing in front of a DCF officer, all the way through to the conclusion of the matter.
We also represent grandparents during the DCF process. We help exercise their right to gain temporary or permanent custody of their grandchildren when the parents are deemed "unfit."
We provide over 25 years of combined experience to defending parents from DCF allegations. For additional information about our qualifications and the benefits of retaining our services, please visit our Firm Overview.
If you are under investigation by the DCF, there are certain Steps You Should Take in Child Protection Cases to help protect your rights and the rights of your children.
If you are being investigated, time is of the essence – you should seek immediate representation. The sooner you contact an experienced attorney, the better your chances of success.
We also represent grandparents and third parties who have an interest in a case involving DCF, including custody and guardianship rights. Follow this link to learn more about grandparents' rights.
Contact a Skilled West Hartford DCF Defense Lawyer
For additional information about your DCF investigations, orders of temporary custody, neglect petitions, termination of parental rights, and child protection matters, or to discuss your situation with an experienced West Hartford DCF defense attorney, please schedule a confidential consultation with Zaslow & Sandler, LLC by calling us at (860) 956-5693 (locally) or toll free at (866) 676-0364 or contact us online.