It is a parent's worst nightmare: often, for reasons completely beyond your control, allegations of abuse have been made. What can you do? Where can you turn?
Turn to Stange Law Firm, PC.
If your child has been taken into custody by the Division of Family Services (DFS), we can help you in this matter. Our experienced attorneys focus only on family law matters, so we have developed in-depth knowledge of the law. When this situation occurs, it is crucial that you work with our experienced legal team as quickly as possible so that we can help represent you in this process to get your children back.
Our skilled lawyers represent parents, babysitters, coaches and caretakers who were accused of abuse or neglect. When we meet with them, we talk about the situation. Often drug use or other factors are to blame. We understand.
The Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board
If you have been found by the court to have caused abuse or neglect, you are entitled to review by a Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board ("CANRB"). Missouri has several boards made up of professionals outside the division. These professionals hear and review cases where the alleged abuser disagrees with the finding of preponderance of evidence.
Stange Law Firm can successfully help you before the CANRB board or can take this matter to court for you if you disagree with a finding of abuse or neglect. We know the local courts and administrative processes and can tailor our strategies to help you protect your rights and your relationship with your children.
You can also read more on this topic in article written by Kirk C. Stange titled: Overview of Child Protection Laws.
You can also read another article that we have written on the topic: Missouri Senate passes bill that addresses child neglect.