Being contacted by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is scary. Tasked with investigating complaints of child abuse or neglect, DCFS can negatively impact your family for years to come. DCFS can assist the State's Attorney in filing criminal charges, institute a Safety Plan, or file charges in Juvenile Court to remove your child from your home. Contacting an Attorney early in the DCFS process can potentially keep your family together, preserve your rights, and clear your record, if appropriate.
Each DCFS case is unique. Often, they have complex circumstances that requires interaction with an investigator, administrative hearings or Juvenile Court proceedings. Our attorneys are experienced in DCFS investigations, DCFS Administrative Appeals and Juvenile Court Abuse and Neglect proceedings. We will stand by your side and navigate through your individual case to reach the best solution and attempt to preserve your family and your rights. We assist in Administrative Appeals to help clear your record, obtain the services that you need, or retain your daycare license. We are active in Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Court representing Parents, as Attorneys for Children and as Foster Parent Representatives. Contact the Attorneys at the Divorce Rockford Practice Group for advocates throughout the entire DCFS process. Whether you contact us at Investigation, Indication, Shelter Care, Adjudication, Disposition, or even later, we will work with you to formulate a plan that is in the best interest of you, your family and the children.