We know it can be challenging to deal with the legal system and Child Protective Services (CPS). It can seem like people outside your family are making all the decisions about what your family has to do and what will happen to your child. You may think the decisions are unnecessary, unfair, or otherwise not the best thing for your child, grandchild, loved ones, or your family. CPS Law encompasses a broad range of legal topics involving children. Each case represents a unique set of challenges. Isner Law Office in Elkins, WV offers the knowledgeable and focused counsel you need.
The purpose of West Virginia foster care is to provide a safe, nurturing place for a child outside of their own home due to child abuse or neglect. You may find yourself with questions about your rights as a foster parent. Attorney Phil Isner is skilled at navigating any situation you may find yourself in and assisting you with exercising your rights as a foster parent throughout the state of West Virginia.
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Families who are hoping to adopt are highly encouraged to speak with an adoption lawyer. Adoption can be a very complex process and varies based on the type of adoption, where the child is from and several other factors. Since there are so many crucial elements when adopting a child, it is important to contact Isner Law Office to connect with someone that understands the legal side of the process. If you are a foster parent adopting children during a CPS case, the DHHR suggests a lawyer, but you have the right to consult and choose your own lawyer while they cover the cost.
Safety of a child is the important issue in determining custody and visitation decisions and what is in the best interest of the child. Do you need support advocating for your rights in regard to your juvenile relatives? Grandparents, siblings, aunts/uncles, and others who are a close relative to a child are considered a kinship placement and have priority over others for a CPS case. Grandparents are given the first rights for placement. Learn more about your rights by contacting Isner Law Office for legal advice and court representation statewide in West Virginia.
Are you trying to establish or challenge paternity, contest the adoption of your child, relinquish your parental rights, or adjust a child support or visitation order? Being a parent is difficult enough even when it is an ideal situation between the mother and the father. If you add finger pointing, blame, infidelity, or other unpleasant emotions into the mix it can get very complicated. West Virginia paternity lawyer, Phil Isner will ensure that your rights are protected and that the best situation for the child will come about legally through the courts.
Adoption assistance programs are designed to help adoptive parents provide medical and financial assistance on behalf of children with special circumstances or needs, and to allow adoptive families of any economic level to provide the proper level of care. If you are a foster parent adopting children during a CPS case, the DHHR suggests a lawyer, but you have the right to consult and choose your own lawyer while they cover the cost. The expert attorneys of Isner Law Office in Elkins offer skilled legal counsel to handle all aspects of your adoption case throughout all of West Virginia.
It is always a traumatic situation when CPS removes a child from your home, but this does not have to be permanent. We will fight for your rights when it comes to getting a child back from CPS and restoring your family. The most important thing you need to do if CPS removes your children, is to contact Attorney Phil Isner immediately. Isner Law Office will help you navigate the complexities of CPS investigations, including the steps necessary for getting a child, grandchild, or child close to you back from CPS.
The thoughtful, compassionate, and sincere CPS attorneys at Isner Law Office have been practicing law throughout North Central West Virginia for many years. We are prepared to provide expert service and guidance for families dealing with CPS. Contact us now to schedule an initial consultation and discuss your case. Call (304) 636-7681.