Child Protection Attorneys
At the New Haven law firm of Welty Esposito & Wieler LLC, our family law attorneys go beyond representing spouses in divorce and child custody matters.
As Child Protection Lawyers our work includes:
- Child Protection
- Handling cases alleging abuse and neglect in juvenile court
- Representing clients in guardianship proceedings in probate court
- Providing effective advocacy at administrative hearings before the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Our lead child protection attorney is Thomas A. Esposito, a certified Child Welfare Law Specialist with demonstrated competency and proficiency in child welfare law. Attorney Esposito represents parents, grandparents, relatives, foster parents and other interested parties in obtaining lasting protection and stable environments for children in the best possible surroundings.
Abuse and Neglect
When child abuse or neglect are suspected, a child may be removed from the home and held for several days, and proceedings may be initiated for a long-term or permanent removal of the child from the home and placement in foster care. Allegations of child abuse or neglect are obviously very serious charges with dramatic, life-changing consequences for the family. We assist clients at every stage of such matters, from investigations by child services to DCF administrative hearings and proceedings before the juvenile court.
When the parents can no longer care for their child, either through death, mental or physical incapacity, incarceration, or other physical or legal condition, grandparents, other relatives, or other interested persons may work with child protection attorneys to step in and seek to become the child’s legal guardian.
A guardianship gives the guardian the right to make legal decisions on behalf of the child as well as the responsibility for the child’s physical care, well-being and upbringing. Our office is skilled at representing grandparents and others seeking to obtain guardianship in juvenile court or probate court, as well as defending against such actions on the part of the parents where their guardianship is being removed.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation
Few things are arguably more important to parents, grandparents and others than the protection and well-being of the children in their family. Unfortunately, without adequate legal representation, children may be removed from the home and placed in foster care, cut off from the love and support willing family members could provide. This is where working with a Child Protection Attorney is critical. If you have a Connecticut child protection issue, contact the Child Welfare Law Specialist at the family law firm of Welty Esposito & Wieler LLC.
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