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Title 9 DYFS Cases (Abuse And Neglect)

New Jersey DYFS OAL Court Attorneys

If DYFS substantiates abuse and neglect against you outside of court, you have the right to appeal to the Office of Administrative Law or OAL. Unlike other DYFS cases, the only issue before an Administrative Law Judge is whether DYFS's findings of abuse and neglect are correct. The matters are resolved via a trial. Thus, if you want to fight against DYFS' findings of abuse and neglect at the OAL, you should get an attorney as defending yourself at trial could be very difficult. A New Jersey DYFS OAL Court Attorney will have the skill and experience to fight DYFS and win the trial.

After the trial, the ALJ prepares an initial decision that is sent to the agency head, in this case, DYFS. The ALJ's initial decision may be affirmed, modified, or rejected by the agency head who is empowered to make a final decision in the matter. Any order or final decision rejecting or modifying the initial decision must specify in clear and sufficient detail the nature of the rejection or modification, the reasons for it, and the changes in result or disposition caused by the rejection or modification. If an agency head (DYFS) does not adopt, reject, or modify the initial decision within forty-five days, and unless the period is extended, the initial decision becomes the final decision. If you disagree with the final outcome, you can file an appeal with the Appellate Division. To get an attorney that will fight for you, call us using the contact us tab in the top menu.

The Law Offices of Jef Henninger represents clients throughout New Jersey including: Newark, Jersey City, Hackensack, Trenton, Morristown, Paterson, NJ, Toms River, New Brunswick, Trenton and Camden as well as the counties of Essex, Hudson, Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Union, Middlesex, Somerset, Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington, Atlantic, Mercer and Camden.

Our New Jersey DYFS lawyers can fight for you anywhere in New Jersey including: Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County and Warren County.