Topmarké Attorneys specializes in Child Protection – Has the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) started a court case against you? Has your child been removed from your care? The law allows the CAS to remove children from their families and to ask a judge to make a court order to protect children.
(b) No child shall be deprived of his or her liberty unlawfully or arbitrarily. The arrest, detention or imprisonment of a child shall be in conformity with the law and shall be used only as a measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time;
(c) Every child deprived of liberty shall be treated with humanity and respect for the inherent dignity of the human person . . . In particular; every child deprived of liberty shall be separated from adults . . .
~ The CRC, OHCHR, 1989)
State intervention has potentially profound effects on both parents and child. If the CAS has removed your child from your care, the CAS must take the case to court within 5 days.
We understand that cases involving children require special measures and sensitivity to prevent additional stress and trauma to both the children and their parents. The documents you have received will explain why the CAS has done this. You will have a chance to tell the court your side of the story but you must follow certain rules and steps to do this. Our lawyers at Topmarké Attorneys are ready advocates to assist you through this process. Contact us to find out how we can assist further in your family law issues.