What Happens When Child Services Becomes Part of Your Divorce?

There’s no question about it. Many divorcing couples are angry. Unfortunately, either husband or wife may reach into their arsenal bag and pull out all sorts of vengeful weapons. For some, that can mean calling child services. After all, there’s very little that can hurt more – than the fear of losing your child. First, a complete disclaimer. There are absolutely times when a parent – or someone else – should contact a government agency regarding suspicions of child abuse or neglect. In New Jersey, most people think this means opening up a DYFS (Division of Youth and Family Services) investigation. Meanwhile, you should know that DYFS changed names – to better reflect their policies and mission statement. Now known as the Division for Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP,) the agency’s “mission is to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and support families.” That said, you should know that DCPP…

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