Child Protective Services (CHIPS)

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Parental Defense

JLT has defended parents in CHIPS cases since 2014. When kids are removed from their home, the parent’s relationship with social services and the guardian ad litem are critical to bringing them back.

JLT Law & Mediation knows the system from the inside, having litigated hundreds of child protection cases as a former CHIPS prosecutor, guardian ad litem, and experienced parent attorney. JLT has the experience to guide you through the process to minimize the impact on your family

Grandparents & Kin

Sometimes the people we love can’t find their way to parent their kids with safety and stability. If your adult child, relative, or family friend finds him or herself in the middle of a CHIPS case, it may be in everyone’s best interest if you intervene.  JLT knows the law and the rules surrounding intervening in a CHIPS case as well as positioning yourself as a placement or permanency option. When it comes to child protection, JLT represents the whole family.

Foster Parent Counsel

Opening your home to kids in child protection is no easy thing. Going through the licensing process and making your home ready for kids in crisis can be time consuming and feel pretty invasive. Legal representation isn’t always needed, but when licensing is denied or CHIPS goes to permanency, whether you’re a relative or non-relative foster provider, if you’re not feeling heard, Request a consultation today with an experienced CHIPS attorney like JLT that can change the case dramatically.

Minnesota Child Protection Lawyer

Whether your children have been removed from your home, you or your facility are under investigation by DHS or social services, or you are seeking to intervene in the child protection case of someone you care about, having an experienced CHIPS and family attorney like JLT on your team can change your case dramatically.

Don’t leave your relationship with your child in the hands of someone who is “dabbling” in a new practice area. Call JLT at (952) 252-8619 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation and get an honest assessment of your case before the timelines expire.

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