Parents Cleared of DCS Abuse Allegations
After an anonymous source reported battery on child DCS got involved in a family’s life and turned it upside-down. Child Services wanted the young parents to agree to a safety plan which would have allowed DCS visits, inspections, and interviews…Read Article
CHINS Case Resolved with Reunited Family
We recently assisted a single mother in a Child in Need of Services(CHINS) case when she was accused of neglecting her children. By intervening early, family lawyer Hessler helped reach an agreement with DCS that involved family counseling to resolve…Read Article
CHINS Case Resolved for Retail Clerk
A 34-year-old retail clerk recently found herself in need of a skilled Indianapolis family lawyer when her young daughter alleged that her (the mother’s) boyfriend inappropriately touched her. Upon the allegations being made, the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS)…Read Article
What Does a Child Protective Services (CPS) Social Worker Do?
Child Protective Services (CPS) social workers are at the front line of Indiana’s child welfare system. One part of their job is to identify and document child abuse and neglect. The second and perhaps most important part of a CPS…Read Article
Can I Modify a Child Custody Agreement in Indiana?
The court approves child custody agreements if it finds that the arrangements were made in the best interests of the child. But, what if your circumstances have changed? Is it possible to modify the child custody agreement you currently have…Read Article
Indiana Parents See CHINS Case Dismissed
Dealing with difficult family situations is something everyone can relate to, but if criminal accusations are ever made against you, the impact of these claims can significantly impact your life. If this happens, it is important to discuss your circumstances…Read Article
First ‘Baby Box’ Installed in Indiana
Last month, a new option for mothers choosing to give up an unharmed, newborn child came into existence in Indiana. On April 19, Indiana introduced “baby boxes”—locked, padded, climate-controlled boxes typically built into the outside wall of a firehouse or…Read Article