Need a Child Welfare Lawyer?
Smith and Shipley, Attorneys at Law, located in Beaumont, Texas, have many years of experience in Child Welfare law defending children as their advocate when they have been abused, neglected or find themselves in any situation where they have been treated unfairly and need excellent representation in the court of law.
What is Child Welfare?
The child welfare system is primarily concerned with children who have been abused or neglected. Child welfare systems typically receive and investigate reports of possible child abuse and neglect. They also provide services to families needing assistance in the protection and care of their children and will arrange for children to live with relatives or foster families when they are not safe at home. Smith and Shipley are here to represent you when you find yourself in a situation wher the courts have removed a child from a home whether warranted or not and helps arrange for reunification, adoption, or any other solutions where the courts have to do what is best for the child. Proving a parent is fit or is not fit to care for a child can be complicated and having the right lawyer on your side is necessary so the courts will have the entire picture in the situation to determine what the best outcome should be for the child. Smith and Shipley, Attorneys at Law, have the experience and knowledge to be the child welfare lawyer on your side making sure the right thing happens in the matter of the child.
Goals of child welfare?
- Safety: No child should suffer maltreatment, both in their own home and when they are in out-of-home placement.
- Permanency: All children should have stable and continuous family relationships and connections. Stable, caring relationships in a family are essential for healthy child development.
- Well-being: Any effects of child maltreatment on the child’s physical, mental, or emotional health must be identified, and preventative or treatment interventions should be provided if they are needed.