I am a parent. I am also an attorney in Erie PA who has represented many parents who are in the position you’re in now. I understand how helpless and angry you likely feel. Whether the concerns of the Office of Children of Youth are legitimate or eventually determined to be unfounded, the frustration you are likely feeling right now is palpable. For all intents and purposes, we don’t leave anything on this earth that matters anywhere near as much as our children.
That said, take a deep breath and give me a call. I can help. But remember, time is of the essence. When you are contacted by the Office of Children and Youth you are, at that moment, officially on the clock. They are sizing you up and beginning to decide whether they need to intervene on behalf of your child. That means you must have counsel as early in the process as possible to avoid missteps. Counsel who understands the burden the Office of Children and Youth must carry as well as the combination of circumstances that if left un-remedied are likely to concern the court. And most notably, counsel who knows when to fight, and more importantly, when to cooperate.