For most parents, there is nothing more heart-wrenching than losing custody of their children. It can leave them incapable of focusing on anything other than getting their children back. Ridehalgh & Associates, LLC, Attorneys at Law has been working with the Department of Human Services (DHS) since we opened our doors in 1999. Our lawyers regularly represent and advise parents whose primary objective is to reunify their families.
Identifying an Effective Strategy
There are usually very specific reasons behind a social services investigation. If DHS has removed children from your home, our lawyers will take the time to listen to your side of the story. We will actively work with DHS to identify the specific concerns behind its decision. If necessary we will conduct our own investigation. When we have the facts necessary to make a legal evaluation of the case, we will provide you with clear and straightforward information about your options.
DHS and juvenile court may charge parents with crimes such as neglect, abuse, sexual abuse or endangerment. Once we have identified the reasons behind the charges, we can begin to actively address them. Sometimes this involves gathering various forms of supporting evidence such as psychiatric evaluations of our clients. Other times, we will recommend that a client participate in treatment programs for chemical dependency or anger management. Working as a team, we will remain focused on finding the most effective ways to clearly establish that reuniting the family is in the best interests of your children.
Experienced Beaverton Child Neglect Attorney
Ridehalgh & Associates, LLC, Attorneys at Law in Hillsboro, Oregon, will arrange interpreters for most languages, including American Sign Language (ASL) and Russian. A staff person fluent in Spanish is available to assist when needed. Hablamos español. Contact us at 503-388-4031 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Hillsboro child abuse attorney.