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There are few things more heartbreaking than having your child or children taken from you, especially if you feel you’ve been wrongly accused of child abuse or neglect. If your child or children have been removed from your custody, the best thing to do is contact a family law attorney experienced with The South Carolina Department of Social Services cases as soon as possible to represent you.
Here’s what you need to know about DSS cases: Usually within 72 hours of the child’s removal, there will be a hearing on that child’s behalf in family court. DSS will have representation, a guardian ad litem will be appointed by the court, and a DSS caseworker will be assigned to your case. It is imperative that you have proper representation as well.
Should the court decide to remove the child or children from your care for a set period of time, a family law attorney can help you navigate the process to ensure that your child or children are returned to your care and custody as soon as possible. Living arrangements for your child or children and a plan to regain child custody, or an appeal of the courts’ decision can be discussed.
If you need an Attorney to help you with a pending DSS case against you or a loved one, Pozsik & Carpenter Attorneys at Law is here to help.
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