Maine 207-467-3767

Abuse & Neglect / Termination of Parental Rights

I vigorously defend parents accused of abuse and/or neglect of their children.  A finding of abuse or neglect can have a profound impact on a parent's fundamental right to care for and bring up a child.  In some instances, the allegations are unfounded.  In other instances, in conjunction with DCYF (NH) or DCF (Maine), clients are provided with services and an opportunity to correct the conditions that led to the State's involvement.  It is crucial to correct the conditions because the State can pursue termination of parental rights if the conditions are not corrected.  Once parental rights are terminated, they cannot be reinstated.  Often times, the conduct that gave rise to the abuse or neglect allegations also give rise to companion criminal charges.  If DCYF/DCF or law enforcement contact you about allegations of abuse and neglect, do not speak to them without a lawyer.  

Contact The Firm · Licensed In New Hampshire, Massachusetts And Maine

I encourage my clients to email or call me any time, day or night. If in New Hampshire call 603-766-1970 and if in Maine, call 207-467-3767 for help in the complicated issues of criminal law and family law. Schedule a free initial consultation as soon as possible to start yourself off on the right path.