When accused of child abuse or neglect and social services arrive at your door, your family's world can quickly be turned upside down. Whether you're a dad, mom or foster parent, these allegations can have serious consequences, not the least of which being the removal of your child from your home.
I am attorney Eric Anderson, and at my firm, Anderson Defense in Minneapolis, I understand the frustration and fear that often comes with child protection and removal because I've witnessed it firsthand. As your attorney, I'll provide you with the advice and representation you need to comply with all aspects of the procedures and requirements while taking meaningful steps toward reuniting you with your kids.
A Local Attorney Committed To Helping Minnesota Families
Each child protection case I handle presents its own unique challenges. Just as each family is different, so too are the circumstances of each case.
Perhaps you were accused of child abuse by a teacher who noticed some bruises on your child's arms. Or maybe your child's day care provider reported you to county social services alleging neglect and substance abuse in the home. No matter the circumstances, I'm here to help you, not judge you.
By working together, I can get to know you, your family and issues in play. With a comprehensive understanding of your case, I can develop a strategy to reunite your family.
Some of the most common allegations I see involve:
- Physical abuse of a child
- Sexual abuse of a child
- Domestic violence in the home (not necessarily directed at the child)
- Parents struggling with alcohol or drug abuse or addiction
- Shaken babies
- Child pornography
- Failure to thrive and child neglect
- Juvenile delinquency
- Truancy (often more than 40 or 50 days absent)
Whether you are being investigated for any of the above or social services has already come to your home and removed your child, it's important to act quickly and hire a lawyer. I will explain the role of the social worker investigating your case and how best to interact with that individual. Although the allegations may be false, we may still need to litigate your case to disprove the child protection petition brought by the state.
From start to finish, I will stand with you, ensure you understand what's happening and outline options as your case develops. You won't be shuffled around or left in the dark. You will work directly with me and I will handle all aspects of your case.
Contact Me, Eric Anderson, For A Free Initial Consultation
If you are being investigated for accusations of child abuse or neglect, or your child has already been removed from your home, call me, Eric Anderson, at 612-254-6635 or send an email by completing an online contact form.
I work with clients in Hennepin County and throughout the Twin Cities metro.