Legal Representation During CPS Investigations and Dependency Actions
Unlike most family law attorneys, the Law Office of Kenneth J. Levey practices in the areas of Child Protective Services investigations and dependency actions. If you are subject to a CPS investigation (and the state has not yet removed your children), we can represent you to minimize or altogether eliminate the possibility of the state removing your children from you.
If the state already has removed your children from you but has not yet filed a dependency action, we can represent you to minimize or altogether eliminate the possibility of the state filing a dependency action, and work towards reuniting you with your children as quickly as possible.
If the state has not yet filed a dependency action, and regardless of whether or not they have removed your children from you, we will, among other things, attend meetings at the CPS office, and review and advise whether you should sign a “Voluntary Placement Agreement” in which you would agree to place your children with a friend or relative while you undergo agreed upon “services.”
If the state has filed a dependency action that you feel is unwarranted, we will fight the state and ask that the court immediately return your children to you. However, if it appears that we will not prevail at trial, then we will work to utilize other methods to reunite your children with you as quickly as possible.
The Law Office of Kenneth J. Levey also represents relatives who want to care for the children when the state removes them from their parents.
When you are facing the removal of your children by the state, having a skilled attorney can make all the difference in how quickly you can get your children back. Please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Kenneth J. Levey, P.S.C. today.