Most parents agree the worst thing that could happen to a parent is to lose a child. While Ontario's children's aid societies were originally developed with the best interest of the children in mind, some policies, including methods of funding, tend to overly promote child abuse investigations.
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At Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre, we stay abreast of current child welfare issues. We understand how unnerving it can be when the children's aid society comes knocking. Contact our law firm to protect your rights and your children.
Ontario Children's Aid Society Defence Law Firm
Ontario's children's aid societies are largely funded based on the number of files opened. This means that the more investigations started, the more money the organizations receive. While it is important that we look into serious child abuse allegations, many families are falling victim to false complaints of child neglect and abuse from overzealous schools, doctors, vengeful former friends and other meddling parties.
At Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre, we advocate on behalf of parents being wrongly investigated or unnecessarily harassed by the children's aid society (CAS). With more than 30 years of experience in family law, Gene C. Colman has a high success rate in having these damaging, unfounded cases withdrawn often without any court intervention.
If the Children's Aid does have valid concerns within the meaning of the Child & Family Services Act, then we guide the parents to the appropriate supportive services that will help to address the concerns. We take a very hands on type of approach; we do not rely just upon the services that the Children's Aid might offer. Rather, we find the appropriate services for the family and we advocate with Children's Aid to get on board and work cooperatively with us. We don't just sit back and let the C.A.S. drive the agenda. We take control where appropriate and we make sure that the C.A.S. intervention lasts only as long as is needed.
It is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible if you have been approached by the children's aid society.
We will listen to the circumstances of your situation and determine whether an investigation was the appropriate course of action. We will also work as a team with therapists, doctors and other professionals to prove your case.
Contact a leading Toronto child welfare defence lawyer if you are being targeted by the children's aid society or any other family and child services department or organization. We are here to work hard to protect you, your rights and the parent/child relationship.