The Connecticut Department of Children and Families (more commonly known in this State as “DCF”) is out of control. It’s CYA all the way with this agency. They are knocking on doors unannounced, intruding on the privacy of thousands of Connecticut families, and pulling kids out of classrooms to interrogate kids without informing their parents.
What’s even worse is their heavy-handed rhetoric and playbook---they flash their law enforcement muscle and routinely threaten hard-working Connecticut families with that they “could” do to your family if their “supervisor” or “team” does not believe you and your family are being compliant.
Many Connecticut law firms don’t like dealing with DCF.
You know why? Because there are no rules in a DCF investigation. It’s essentially a street fight where families are forced to bring a proverbial lemon to a knife fight.
After 20 years of defending families in DCF investigations, we finally found DCF’s blind spot: knowing your legal rights to have an attorney by your side, for all stages of your Connecticut DCF abuse and neglect investigation.
24/7 lawyer assistance starting as soon as DCF investigators knock on your door
Neglect petition defense in all Connecticut courts
Reverse unfair & biased neglect & abuse decisions against your family
Here’s what DCF will tell you they can do:
Here’s what DC will not explain: that you have a right to not let DCF into your home, a right to an attorney by your side during at all stages of your Connecticut DCF investigation, and a right to negotiate or refuse to sign their safety plans and service agreements.
That’s why we have gathered data, advice and information from all of the best Connecticut DCF investigation attorneys and published this website. Know and exercise your parental rights. Say no to DCF when appropriate. Take control of your family’s narrative.
The team of experienced, relentless and aggressive DCF lawyers at the Mark Sherman Law Firm understands the delicate intersection of criminal law, juvenile protection law, and family law that arises in a DCF investigation. We will protect your family from law enforcement, and carefully and compassionately negotiate with DCF any proposed DCF service agreement or safety plan.
So if you’ve been contacted with by Connecticut DCF investigators, call The Mark Sherman Law Firm today to understand your rights and protect you and your family from over-reaching DCF investigators.