Addressing Child Dependency, Neglect And Abuse

When it is believed that a child is being abused or neglected and a report is filed with the appropriate agency, child protective services will typically step in to ensure the safety and well-being of the child. Unfortunately, the removal of a child from their home can be an incredibly stressful situation that can be altogether devastating for parents and children alike.

At the Law Office of Michael Davidson, PLLC, we understand the sensitive nature of dependency, neglect and abuse cases. A fine line must be walked between respecting a parent's rights and protecting a child's well-being. At our law firm, our attorneys help families find this balance and fight for outcomes that are truly in the best interests of the child.

Removal Of A Child

Whether a report of abuse or neglect is filed by a family member or by a person whose profession requires them to file a report, an investigation is initiated and a determination about the child's safety and best interests is made. In some cases, it may be necessary to remove a child from their home.

Though the wording of the Kentucky Juvenile Code does try to avoid the permanent removal of a child from their family, the state does recognize situations in which it may be absolutely necessary. For the child's parents, removal proceedings raise a number of questions about their parental rights and whether they will see their child again — questions our firm is prepared to answer.

Protecting The Well-Being Of Children In Kentucky

With more than 30 years of legal experience, our law firm is well-equipped to navigate the complexities of Kentucky law. Our lawyers know how to protect our clients' parental rights and defend against unfounded abuse and neglect allegations. We will provide legal counsel every step of the way, alleviating your stress and helping you regain custody of your child.

To schedule an appointment at our Lexington, Kentucky, office, call 859-225-1717, toll free at 888-519-7815 or contact us online. We address the legal concerns of families throughout Lexington-Fayette County and all contiguous counties, including high-asset cases and families. Our firm accepts credit cards.