Divorce Lawyers Defending Your Rights Against the Department of Social Services
If the Department of Social Services (DSS) is investigating you or your family, the process can happen very quickly. You need a Divorce Lawyer to protect your interest as soon as possible. If DSS is threatening to take your children away or they have already been removed from your home, it is crucial to understand that you have rights. Do not delay retaining a Divorce Lawyer. It does not matter whether you are being investigated for child abuse, neglect, or child endangerment, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight to protect your rights. The Strom Law Firm, LLC will take immediate action on your case and fight to protect your rights. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation.
For both parents and DSS, nothing is more important than the safety and well being of children. Sometimes, parents cannot provide a safe and secure environment for children. Many times, the state will intervene and forcibly remove the children from the parents. DSS may also terminate a spouse’s parental rights. In certain situations, an investigation can also lead to children being temporarily placed in foster care. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that there are circumstances where DSS will make a mistake. Those mistakes usually result in a traumatic experience for children and families.
DSS Investigation and Child Endangerment
Child endangerment includes both placing a child in physical danger and exposing a child to dangerous or illegal adult situations. Common examples include:
- Caregivers driving under the influence;
- Exposing children to illegal drug use;
- Exposing children to firearms;
- Failing to use proper safety restraints;
- Exposure to Pornography; and
- Exposing a child to Domestic Violence.
DSS Treatment Plan
Its important for you to know that you do not have to agree to the DSS “Treatment” Plan. Whether the state intervenes and ends up removing your child from your household, DSS will create a Treatment Plan for your individual case. That does not mean that its mandatory for you and your family to agree to that plan. DSS is required to give families the opportunity to participate in the Treatment Plan. That is why it is crucial for you to have a lawyer on your side who understands the process and knows your rights. Even if you agree to the DSS Treatment Plan, you may be able to change it if circumstances justify the alteration.
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The Strom Law Firm Defends Against Charges of Child Endangerment
Child endangerment in South Carolina includes charges of DUI with a child in the car; exposing children to firearms or drug use; failing to use proper safety restraints; domestic violence; or pornography. If you have been charged with child endangerment, you face serious criminal charges that would remove your children from your home, and leave you with a criminal record. You need help fighting these charges. Contact the attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free, confidential consultation regarding the facts of your case. 803.252.4800