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Learning that a dependency and neglect petition has been filed against you can be a frightening, stressful, and confusing situation. This petition means that the Department of Human Services (DHS) believes that you are not properly taking care of your children and wishes to remove them from your home. It is imperative to hire an experienced attorney to protect your family and your rights during this difficult time.

At the Law Office of Michael Boyce, we provide effective and personalized legal solutions for families throughout Colorado. With more than 15 years of legal experience, our Denver dependency and neglect lawyers can review your case, discuss your available legal options, and help you navigate the many complex issues you face in a dependency and neglect proceeding.

What to Expect When Facing Dependency and Neglect Allegations in Colorado

According to state law, child neglect occurs when a parent or guardian abuses, mistreats, abandons, or allows someone else to neglect the child. In addition, it also happens when a child doesn’t live in a safe home environment, does not have proper care, constantly runs away from home, or is homeless. Allegations of physical or sexual abuse can result in DHS intervention along with potential criminal charges.

DHS will first conduct an investigation on your family to determine the level of endangerment of your kids. If officials determine your children are in danger, they may remove your kids from the home and file a dependency and neglect case.

Furthermore, the DHS may recommend criminal prosecution. Law enforcement may file charges based on the statements made during the dependency and neglect investigation.

If the child(ren) is found to be dependent and neglected, you are at risk of having your rights to parent terminated. Your child(ren) could be placed out of your home with another relative or in foster care. Under Colorado law you have a Constitutional Right to parent your children. The Law Office of Michael P. Boyce can help protect that right.

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Due to the severity of dependency and neglect allegations, having our firm on your side can make a difference. Do not hesitate to get skilled and knowledgeable legal representation on your side immediately.

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