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South Jersey DCPP Lawyers at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Help Parents and Legal Guardians Maintain Their Rights During DCPP Investigations.

What Does the DCPP Look for in a Home Inspection?

August 8, 2022

Any time the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) receives a claim of suspected physical or sexual child abuse or neglect, the agency must investigate the claim, which includes conducting a home inspection. Investigations of this type must begin within 24 hours of receiving the complaint and concluded within 60 days. If… Read More »

South Jersey DCPP Lawyers at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Help to Uphold Parental Rights.

What Is a Substantiated Finding of Child Abuse?

July 25, 2022

Child abuse ranks among the most heinous criminal acts. When one or more parents use physical or mental abuse to cause harm to a child, a multitude of bad things could occur, including the death of a child. As it is such a heinous act, when the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency… Read More »

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What to Do if I Am Wrongly Accused of Child Abuse?

July 11, 2022

Allegations of child abuse are a serious matter. Even if you know you have done nothing wrong, you cannot ignore the allegations against you, especially if someone has filed charges, or if the state has begun legal proceedings or investigations. If you have been accused of allegedly abusing a child, your own or someone else’s,… Read More »

The South Jersey DCPP Lawyers at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Are Here to Help When Dealing with Abuse Allegation Issues and DCPP.

Do Child Abuse Reports Increase in Summer?

June 27, 2022

One of the unfortunate aspects about summer break for students is that studies show that child abuse reports decrease during the summer. The number of child abuse reports called in during summer breaks shrinks, not by a small amount, but by significant numbers in some studies. In 2019, the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline… Read More »

New Jersey DYFS Attorneys at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Represent Clients Facing Child Abuse Charges.

What Are the Common Signs of Child Abuse?

June 17, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in seven children have been the victim of some type of abuse or neglect in the past year in the United States. Unfortunately, that number is likely higher since many cases of abuse go unreported. While physical abuse that causes visible bruising and other… Read More »

Haddonfield DCPP Lawyers at The Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Advocate for the Rights of Parents and Grandparents.

Can Grandparents Have Custody in DCPP Cases?

May 31, 2022

Grandparents are direct blood relatives of your children, which gives them a great deal of leverage in potential child custody cases. If both respective parents of a child’s mother and father are alive, then that child has two full sets of grandparents. New Jersey law gives grandparents more leverage in child custody matters regarding grandchildren… Read More »