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 »

The Moorestown DCPP Lawyers at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Help Those with DCPP Investigations .

Can Attorneys be Mandated Reporters?

May 10, 2022

Every state, including the District of Columbia, have specific mandatory statutes for reporting suspected child and elderly abuse. Most believe that those reporting must only be health care officials, such as doctors, nurses, or therapists, or professions that include working with children or the elderly, respectively. However, that is not the case, as many states,… Read More »

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How Does the DCPP Investigate Reports of Child Abuse?

April 27, 2022

When the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP), formerly known as DYFS, investigates a report of child abuse or neglect it takes those cases seriously. While diligence in investigating these claims is of vital importance, it can also mean that many innocent people must endure weeks or months of uncomfortable questions and difficult situations.… Read More »


Is There Sibling Visitation in Foster Care?

April 11, 2022

Approximately two-thirds of children in foster care have one or more siblings also in foster care. Unfortunately, an estimated 70 percent of these siblings are separated from each other during the initial foster placement, or when a sibling is permanently adopted. For children already dealing with separation from a biological parent, losing that connection with… Read More »

New Jersey DCPP Lawyers at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Can Help You if You Are Facing Charges of Child Abuse .

What Are the Types of Charges for Child Abuse in New Jersey?

March 28, 2022

The state of New Jersey has strict laws to protect children from abuse and neglect, and when an adult who bears responsibility for the well-being of a child fails to provide for them or exposes them to harm, criminal charges may be brought against them. The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP)… Read More »

Moorestown DCPP Lawyers at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Can Help You if You Have Been Accused of Child Neglect.

Is Leaving a Child Home Alone Considered Neglect?

March 14, 2022

In New Jersey, no law specifies an age at which a child can be left alone. Every child and family situation is different. Some 10-year-olds are more mature than 13-year-olds. Parents know their children best and if they are mature enough to be left alone or with siblings. They need to decide this in the… Read More »