Massachusetts DCF Lawyers | Custody of the State | Foster Care | Child & Parent Representation
One of the most traumatic events in the life of a family is when the Department of Children and Families (DCF) calls or appears at your door with a 51a form to remove your child from the care of his or her parents. It is essential that parents immediately retain a skilled, highly trained and experienced attorney to represent them at this critical time.
No parent, grandparent, relative or legal guardian should speak with DCF without first consulting an attorney trained in this area. This is critical to keeping the child from being placed in the Massachusetts custody and possibly foster care. When your case involves the removal or possible removal of your child, you need an experienced family law advocate on your side to protect you and your child from the time of the initial call or visit from DCF through resolution.
It is important for parents to understand that by speaking to DCF without representation they may make statements which the parents believe are innocent but could lead to criminal prosecution of the parents for abuse.
Massachusetts custody attorneys Hugh Ferguson and Jonathan Fields diligently represent parents and children in the juvenile courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Both Attorney Ferguson and Fields are certified by the Commonwealth to represent parents and children.
Contact the Massachusetts family law and domestic relations attorneys at Fields and Dennis for a confidential consultation.