Creve Coeur Abuse & Neglect Attorneys
Child abuse and neglect can happen in all types of households, for intact and separated families. It often involves some of the most painful moments parents must ever face, and can involve government agencies, like the Department of Social Services, the juvenile court system, and even a criminal prosecution.
In Missouri, cases of abuse or neglect often begin by someone placing a “hotline” call to the Department of Social Services (doctors, child care workers and teachers have a legal duty to report apparent incidents of abuse or neglect). Once an investigation begins, it can unfold in a variety of ways and involve multiple arenas, from administrative agencies to courtrooms. Parents accused of abuse or neglect face the prospect of losing custody or even a criminal charge. Children who are victims of abuse or neglect could find themselves separated from one or both parents and placed into foster care.
If you find yourself involved in a case of child abuse or neglect, you need the help of an experienced family law attorney, one who knows how to deal with the Department of Social Services, the juvenile courts, the family courts and the criminal courts, as well as guardians ad litem and the foster care system. Being part of the legal process for a case of abuse or neglect can feel chaotic and frightening, and you can say or do something against your best interests without even knowing it. Consequently, your best option is to speak with a skilled attorney as soon as possible.
At The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., we have over fifty years of combined experience handling cases of abuse and neglect, representing persons charged with abuse or neglect as well as parents and children at risk. If you choose The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., we will do everything we can to help address the problems at issue and help make your family whole again.
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Time is of the essence. As soon as you select The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. to represent you, we will immediately put our considerable experience and resources to work on your case. The sooner we can review the necessary information, the sooner we can formulate a strategy for your unique circumstances, helping to ensure the best possible outcome.
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