Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Unfounded Abuse and Neglect Ruling Reversed by NJ Appellate Court
A mother was charged with abuse and neglect after drinking beer and taking Xanax after her children were put to bed for the night. The woman's husband was not the biological father but was present at all times and was able to provide care to the children if needed. There was no showing that the children needed the care of the mother after they were put to bed. The children were regularly left in the care of the woman's husband and there was no threat to their safety when they were in his care. The New Jersey Appellate Court reversed the decision finding the record below inadequate to establish that abuse and neglect occurred or that the children were in danger. If you are facing charges of abuse and neglect or your children have been removed by D.Y.F.S., you should consult an experienced family law attorney immediately in order to protect your rights. For more information on removal, abuse and neglect, D.Y.F.S., custody, divorce, dissolution of civil union or domestic partnership, alimony, child support or other family law matters in New Jersey visit HeatherDarlingLawyer.com. This blog is for informational purposes only and in no way intended to replace the advice of an attorney regarding your specific matter.