Child Abuse & Neglect Cases in Orange County
Consult an Orange County Family Law Attorney
Family law cases involving alleged domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect are some of the most sensitive and complicated situations a person can face. Since juvenile dependency cases can potentially impact a child’s living situation and cause parents to lose custody of their children, it is imperative that parties involved in these types of cases retain powerful legal representation to ensure their rights are protected.
Whether you are looking to protect your child from an abusive parent or have been accused of abuse yourself, our Orange County family law attorneys can provide the strong legal advocacy you need to guard your and your child’s best interests.
Past clients have trusted us with their cases for the following reasons:
- National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 inclusion
- Individualized, one-on-one attention
- Responsive communication
- Powerful courtroom presence
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help. Fill out an online form today to get started.
Can Child Protective Services Take My Children?
In the event that a neighbor, teacher, clergy member, doctor, therapist, or other party should suspect that a child is being abused or neglected by their parent or guardian, they have a legal obligation to report the possible mistreatment to authorities, at which point Child Protective Services (CPS) may get involved and investigate the child’s living situation. If it is deemed that a child’s wellbeing is compromised under their current living arrangement, CPS may step in and assume temporary custody of the child until a suitable home can be found, whether with a relative, foster home, or group home. Depending on the circumstances, criminal charges may be brought against the alleged abusers.
Reasons why CPS may choose to remove a child include:
- The parents have a history of drug or alcohol abuse
- The living situations are deemed unsanitary or otherwise dangerous
- There is evidence of domestic violence
Let Us Protect Your Right to Your Children
At Gill Law Group, PC, we understand how important your children are to you and are prepared to go the distance to help you maintain an active presence in their lives. No matter how severe your situation may seem, or even if you have had a restraining order taken out against you, our Orange County family lawyers are prepared to stand by your side and provide the unwavering support you need. Let us put our vast legal knowledge to work for you so you can achieve much needed peace of mind.
To take the first step towards retaining the powerful advocacy you need, call (949) 681-9952 or contact our office online today.