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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.


Latest Client Testimonials & Blog Posts

  • Rhonda Bernatonis
    My trusted advisor

    Attorney Don Moyer has assisted me with very difficult dealings and has always had my best interests at heart. He's more then proven himself to be my trusted advisor. I would recommend him readily.
  • Ashley Cordeiro
    Always willing to assist

    I was beyond impressed with Don's professionalism, passion, and extensive knowledge of family law. Don is extremely confident and takes pride in his work. He has kept me informed through each aspect of my case. The staff at Moyer Law are dedicated and always willing to assist. I highly recommend Attorney Don Moyer for representation of any Family Court matters.
  • Hollie Kenyon
    I am extremely grateful

    Don Moyer is the absolute best! The moment I met him I knew he was the lawyer for me, he gave me such confidence in my case and assured me everything would work out. If it wasn't for Don, I wouldn't have my kids with me today, and for that alone I am extremely grateful. Thanks Don Moyer you are the best!
  • Paul Longo
    A fellow brother in arms

    Attorney Don Moyer is an experienced, very professional divorce attorney. I'm an active duty military officer living overseas for the past 5 years. No RI attorney would take my case... Mr. Moyer knew the law and appropriate statutes and efficiently solved my jurisdictional challenges. He expertly handled my divorce and did a tremendous job preserving my assets. I would hire Mr. Moyer again.

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