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Child Abuse & Neglect

What is the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)?

In Georgia, the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is a social service agency meant to provide assistance to families in need, such as providing food stamps or social services to low-income parents. DFCS is also the agency charged with reporting and investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect, also known as “dependency.”

How can an attorney help in a dependency case?

Dependency cases are some of the most important cases that any family will ever have to endure. The trauma associated with separation, uncertainty, and loss of autonomy can devastate parents and children alike, and the wrong decisions can lead to a child being returned to an abusive home or an innocent parent having their parental rights terminated forever.

When dealing with DFCS, it is important that parents and children have attorneys who understand the child welfare system and can help protect your rights as well as those of your children. We offer advocacy and representation for parents, children, and children's best interests in dependency cases.

If you have questions about protecting your rights as a parent, or the rights and interests of your child, contact us today. We can help guide you through this process so that you get the best possible outcome.

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