Family Lawyer Serving Will County & Efficiently Handling Your DCFS Legal Matters

Time is a factor – you may have to act fast.

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is the arm of state government whose purpose is to monitor and investigate the health, safety, and welfare of children. If you are reading this section, most likely you need legal help yesterday.

DCFS can be involved in your life in four main ways:

1) Neglect or abuse investigations and appeals
2) Juvenile/divorce court
3) Foster parents licensing and supervision
4) Adoption

Although counsel is needed to resolve the latter three issues, you are likely interested in learning about neglect or abuse investigations and how they can wreak havoc in your life. This area of the law is complex and often seems to defy logic. If you are notified of an investigation or your child is a part of an investigation as a victim or the accused, it is critical that you consult with our Burr Ridge family lawyer as soon as possible before the DCFS interviews anyone involved or before you have been legally notified of the investigation. We assist families with cases involving DCFS throughout Illinois, including Will County.

DCFS investigations can sometimes result in criminal charges, removal of your children, or court oversight of your family. If you have been “indicated” by DCFS, you need to secure your rights as soon as you are notified of the indicated report. The Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern will help you through the DCFS maze so you can decide which action will best serve you and your family, both now and in the future.

Call us at (630) 993-1230 so that our family lawyer can help you as soon as possible with your legal matter in Will County, Cook County, DuPage County, or Kane County. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern and ensure legal action is taken quickly to protect your rights and your family.