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Children and youth in Pennsylvania

All someone has to do is make a call alleging that your children have been abused. Then, suddenly, Children and Youth Services (CYS) is at your door asking to come in. And now you face the prospect of losing custody of your own children.

This nightmare scenario is all too common, and, sadly, can sometimes end with loving parents losing their rights to their children. If you find yourself in this situation, you need an aggressive advocate on your side who can defend your rights and fight to keep you from having your children taken away.

Safeguarding Your Parental Rights in Pennsylvania

If your children have already been removed by CYS, all hope is not lost. But you need an experienced and determined lawyer on your side to protect your constitutional rights and represent you every step of the way until you can be reunited with your children.

When someone has made a call to CYS to allege that you’ve engaged in child abuse, drug abuse or neglect, and as a result, your children have been removed from your custody, you have a fight on your hands. Ultimately a court will decide if, when and under what circumstances you will reunite with your children. But having an experienced lawyer on your side who can serve as your advocate and defender during the process is essential to give you the best shot at a successful outcome.

You may be required to attend a parenting class, or receive counseling for drug and alcohol abuse or mental health issues before you get your kids back. Meanwhile, your children could spend some time in foster or kinship care.

An Experienced Attorney Can Protect Your Rights

If overly-aggressive CYS agents are on your case, it is a serious situation that could potentially end with you losing your parental rights. You need someone familiar with the law and the system to advocate for you and your children.

Don’t let a simple misunderstanding or malicious call lead to a CYS report and the potential separation of your family. An experienced attorney can make sure that your rights are protected, and do everything in his or her power to return your children to your custody. A dedicated advocate can help loving families from being separated and help those who have been separated reunite as soon as possible.