Across the country, various child welfare agencies work to protect children from neglect or abuse. These bodies investigate complaints that may arise from schools, doctors, neighbours or other family members and relatives.
While many legitimate cases exist, the activity of such organizations has at times wrongly resulted in parents losing custody of their children. If you are a parent who faces investigation by a child protection society, Neuberger & Partners LLP can intervene on your behalf.
Legal Perspectives From Both Ends Of Child Protection Disputes
Our firm works in tandem with Debra Snider, a lawyer with over 25 years of experience in both criminal and family law. She has litigated hundreds of child protection cases and has also worked with the government as an Ontario Children’s Lawyer.
If a children’s welfare organization has approached you regarding allegations of child abuse or neglect, the outcome can seriously impact you with regard to child custody and access. We thoroughly understand child protection issues and have the experience to navigate you through your case.
When you turn to us for help, we can:
- Investigate the facts
- Interact on your behalf with the child protection agency
- Determine your rights and act to protect them
- Prepare legal arguments, gather evidence and prepare witness testimony
- Work with support services to mediate a course of action and plan of care
- Work to gain an out-of-court solution
Ms. Snider can also provide experienced legal advice and representation for family law cases involving:
- Divorce and separation
- Child custody and access
- Child support
- Spousal support and property division
Act Quickly To Protect Your Parental Rights
If you feel that you are being investigated by a child protection agency for false allegations, you need to act expediently. Seeking legal counsel is a critical first step. Our lawyers are ready to discuss your case. Email us or call 416-364-3111 to book a consultation at our Toronto office.