Children and Youth Services ("CYS"), the Pennsylvania organization that responds to concerns about child welfare, has gotten involved with your family and is threatening or has already taken your child away. This is called a "dependency proceeding," or a proceeding to determine if a child is dependent on the State for care. This is almost always a scary, confusing, and emotionally painful experience. Because the process can be disorienting, our Lehigh Valley Children and Youth Attorneys have put together a step-by-step outline of this process for you:
When a couple goes through a separation or divorce, there are many difficult issues that must be sorted out. Those issues only become more complex when there are children involved. Parents often struggle to come up with solutions regarding child support and child custody arrangements, especially around the holidays when both parents are eager to have their children spend time with them.
New Jersey Child Custody Issues and the Holidays
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and while it's a great and festive holiday for many, the legal team at Winegar, Wilhelm, Glynn & Roemersma knows that it can be a stressful time as well. With the end of the year approaching, our New Jersey family law attorneys deal with a number of issues, such as ensuring child support is being paid in full and trying to work out amicable plans between spouses. Visits during the holidays can be a major problem, and we'd like to consider why and what can be done about it right now.