The Law Office of Isaac L. Fischer
is one of the only law firms
with many years of experience in high-quality representation in both family law and CPS cases (child abuse cases or "juvenile dependency" cases). If your child was removed from your custody by CPS, you need an attorney immediately because a critical hearing will occur within a few days of this removal. If you are a parent or guardian of the removed child, you are entitled to a court-appointed attorney if you cannot afford an attorney. However, court-appointed attorneys carry many hundreds of cases at a time and are in court most of every work hour of every week. The range of experience and ability varies widely. These court-appointed attorneys generally know the law in this area, but they just don't have much time to research a case, gather evidence or speak with their clients. If you can afford a private attorney, we can help.
CPS social workers do much of the actual case management work for the court. They do not actually have any legal authority to give orders, but are often very "forceful" in their recommendations. They are also over-worked with huge caseloads. They are frequently very hard to contact. Often, grandparents, relatives, friends or foster parents who could help care for children feel left out of the process or can get very little information. Our office can help
get information for someone who is not a parent or guardian, help get placement of a child with a relative or friend or, if adoption becomes the permanent plan, help get an adoption arranged with family, a friend or foster parent(s) rather than a stranger.