The Department of Youth Protection intervenes when there is a report that suggests that child’s security or development is in or may be in danger.
Such interventions often arise in a context of sensitive family disputes and particular legal care and representation is needed. Throughout, the best interests of a child are the sole consideration of the Courts and, as experts in this field, we can help guide you through this and make sure your perspective is brought to the Court's attention. Our lawyers have defended families who have had infants taken away from them, as well as children and teenagers.
All our client engagements start with an initial consultation with one of our lawyers who will assess your case, answer any questions you may have, and guide you through the next steps to take.
Should you decide to move forward, we will request a retainer to cover the cost of preparing your file, issuing your proceedings and going to court if necessary. Depending on the urgency of your situation, your needs and your desires, we are ready to prepare your proceedings the same day as your consultation.
We offer a range of attorneys with different levels of experience, different strengths and different hourly rates. We handle your file as a team, so that resources are allocated sensibly and your budgetary constraints are respected to the extent possible.
If your budget can only sustain the services of one of our more junior lawyers, your case will be treated with the same rigour and precision for which our firm is known.
If you have any follow-up questions, you are invited to contact us or book a consultation. We are just a click, a tap or an email away.
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