The State through the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) or Child Protective Services (CPS), depending on where you live, has the ability to bring actions against parents and/or guardians for dependency and neglect (D&N) actions. Navigating the endless stream of “red tape”, courtrooms, regulations, caseworkers, attorneys, and more can be challenging for anybody. A parent who has just been informed that he/she must defend himself/herself for some alleged action(s) is never in a position to navigate the process alone.
Defending against a D&N is a complicated and lengthy process, but it is important to remember that it starts from the moment contact is made. Any statement, confession, joke, or snide comment will be used as support for the allegations against you. It is your right to have representation with you at all times during your conversations with any authority. We suggest that you exercise that right.
If you are going through a D&N action, please contact our office located in downtown Clarksville, Tennessee as soon as possible. We will be happy to schedule a free consultation to discuss your matter in detail.
Call our office at (931) 320-9573 or send us an email to set up your consultation today.