Criminal Law

Division of Youth and Family Services

When the safety and well-being of a child comes into question, the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services/DYFS will become involved to protect the best interests of the child.

The New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services lawyers of Maynard & Sumner, LLC, offer sound legal advice and experienced representation when a DYFS investigation uncovers issues that may lead to allegations of child abuse or worse.

It is important that you begin working with an attorney immediately. Contact our New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services lawyer today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your unique circumstances.

We serve clients throughout northern New Jersey, including Morris, Passaic, Essex, Somerset, Union, Sussex and surrounding counties.

Somerset County DYFS Lawyer

The Division of Youth and Family Services/DYFS is New Jersey's child protection and child welfare agency. Its primary goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of children.

The DYFS investigates accusations of child abuse and neglect, including arranging for protection of the child. No matter what is uncovered by this investigation, DYFS does not have the authority to make arrests and they do not file criminal charges. In the event that the DYFS's investigation uncovers child endangerment, sexual abuse, serious physical injury or the death of a child; it is required to report these circumstances to the county prosecutor's office.

DYFS will advise you not to retain an attorney until you are charged — but that is not advisable. Having the advice and assistance of a New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services lawyer as soon as possible can prevent potential damage to your family and reputation, and jeopardy to your freedom.

Morris County Child Protection Services Law Firm

If you have questions about child protective services and related criminal charges, please contact our Somerset County DYFS attorney today to schedule a free consultation.