Nassau County Child Protection Attorney
CPS in Nassau County, New York
Cases involving child abuse and/or neglect are always difficult. The laws surrounding these cases are incredibly complicated and an experienced child protection attorney can help you feel more confident in the courtroom and can help you ensure that your and your family’s rights are protected. At Anthony J. LoPresti, Attorney at Law, we are dedicated to helping families through difficult times and we have the knowledge and experience you are looking for.
Learn more about our child protective services from an attorney, call us at (516) 252-0223.
How Child Protection Proceedings Work
It is upsetting, but there are situations in which a child is in need of protection from their parents. When this happens, Child Protective Services (CPS), a child protective agency, petitions the Nassau County Family Court. The court then investigates the case, determines if the child is in danger of abuse or neglect, and the steps needed to ensure the child’s safety are taken.
Some of the possible outcomes of child protection proceedings include:
- The child is returned to their parents or guardian with special conditions
- Continued monitoring by CPS
- Court-mandated mental health programs
- Court-mandated parenting programs
- Children may be placed in foster care
- Children may be released to a relative (this is sometimes referred to as “kinship care”)
With child protection cases, it’s important to remember that both the parents and the child have legal rights, and it is in everyone's best interests to work with an attorney familiar with child protection cases in Nassau County. Anthony J. LoPresti, Attorney at Law has been practicing family law since 1988 and our team of dedicated legal professionals is standing by to help you during this difficult time.
Do You Need a Strong Advocate for Your Child Protection Case?
At Anthony J. LoPresti, Attorney at Law, we believe everyone deserves high-quality, dedicated legal representation. Our Nassau County child protection attorney can help you understand all of your legal options and guide you in making sound legal decisions. We are members of the New York State Bar Association, The Nassau County Bar Association, and are on the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House. We are always available to our clients and we work hard to provide detail-oriented, personalized legal services that put the best interest of you and your family first.
To schedule a free, 1-hour initial consultation with our child protection lawyer, call (516) 252-0223.