When DCF Comes Knocking – Part 2

By Attorney Sarah W. Lemay Do you HAVE to talk to DCF? In my last post, I talked generally about your rights as a parent if DCF comes to your door. In this week’s post I want to talk more specifically about your right NOT to talk to DCF in such a situation. As I...

Guardian for your Child

Appointing a Guardian for your Minor Child If you have a child, you should do some basic (at least) estate planning.  In addition to distributing your assets, a Will can also designate a guardian for any child under the age of 18. If you pass away, and the other...

Children and the Court

20 years ago, I represented my first client in Juvenile Court.  She was an alcoholic who was not meeting the needs of her child.  After a year of helping her in the legal system, helping her attempt sobriety, and helping her find programs to support her, she was no...

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