Protecting Your Parental Rights
RI Child Dependency Lawyers

If the State of Rhode Island is attempting to take your children away, you will need experienced and competent legal representation to resolve the situation with the Department of Children, Youth, and their Families (DCYF). The attorneys at Moyer Law, PC represent parents and guardians in fighting for continued custody of a child or juvenile.

Child Dependency and Juvenile Matters

Accusations of child abuse, neglect or sexual abuse — or domestic violence, drug abuse or criminal activity in the home — can launch an investigation by DCYF. Social workers, child psychologists, court-appointed child guardians and judges weigh in on the case and offer recommendations to DCYF and the Courts on what they believe is in the child’s best interests.

We work hard to refute allegations, especially those leveled by an ex-spouse or partner with an axe to grind. We also gather evidence to show that our clients have provided love, structure and basic needs to the child, and that removal from the home or revocation of visitation rights would be traumatic and harmful.

Attorney Don P. Moyer strives to keep siblings together, ideally with their parents or extended family. We make every effort to avoid removal by DCYF and a scary and uncertain future in foster care. We will also fight any attempt by the other parent to terminate parental rights.