Representing You In Child Abuse Or Neglect Matters

Raising a child is one of the most rewarding experiences of a person's life. You want to be a good parent and provide your child with all he or she needs while they are growing up. Unfortunately, you may find yourself in a situation where you are struggling with your parental responsibilities. The state may try to claim that you are unfit to raise the child, and try to take your kids away. If this happens to you, you need an experienced lawyer on your side as soon as possible.

At WN Law, in Grand Rapids, we know how important your children are to you. We will do everything we can to help. Our family law attorney, Renee Wagenaar, has a background in psychology and social work in Michigan. She has hands-on experience with child abuse and neglect cases on many different sides, and knows how to navigate the system to design an approach that will help you keep your kids.

Understanding The Big Picture

Our goal is to not only solve the current problem, but address the issues that are responsible for creating the problem. We want to make sure that whatever is happening in your life is resolved in a way that allows you to focus on being the best parent possible for your kids. Some of the issues we help within child neglect or abuse cases include:

  • Helping parents find treatment for substance abuse
  • Discussing solutions that allow family to care for children while certain matters are being addressed
  • Appearing on your behalf in hearings that are connected to your case
  • Protecting parents rights to parent their children
  • Explaining the system to you so that you understand exactly what sort of concerns the agencies have in your case

We want to stress how important it is to work with an experienced lawyer in your case. You really only have one opportunity to get this right. In these cases, if the state decides to take your children, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to get them back.

We work together with you to find the best path forward for you and your family. We review the situation and develop creative solutions that allow you to demonstrate that you are capable of caring for your children. This might seem like the worst thing that could ever happen to you, but know that there are things we can do that can help you keep your kids.

We Can Help You Find Solutions

Your ability to remain an essential part of your child's life depends upon successfully resolving your abuse or neglect case. We will stand up for you in your case. To schedule your free consultation, please call our office at 616-426-9491 or send us an email.