One of the most frightening things that can happen to most Connecticut parents is the prospect of losing custody of a child. Sometimes, an ex-spouse or other adult in the child's life makes an accusation of abuse or neglect. The Connecticut Department of Children and Families is often involved when these accusations are made.
Divorces and other disputes between spouses can get ugly and vengeful. It's not unusual for one parent to accuse the other of abusive or neglectful behavior towards a couple's child. However, proof of this behavior must be presented for a parent to lose custody. Even if a child has already been removed from a parent's custody, our firm can work to help a parent regain custody. Further, under Connecticut law, anyone who knowingly falsely reports child neglect or abuse can be fined or even face prison time.