Abuse, Neglect Investigations and Proceedings

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is required to investigate reports of child abuse, neglect, or dependency. If DCFS determines that a child is endangered due to neglect, abuse, or dependency, their investigation may lead to a formal charge or petition by the local county Prosecutor. Being accused, investigated, or charged with child abuse, neglect, or dependency can have serious short term and long term ramifications changing the relationship with your children.

The Law Offices of Edward P. Graham, Ltd., an experienced Juvenile Law firm can guide you through the legal process as dedicated, professional advocates. We have considerable experience in defending clients accused of child neglect, abuse, or dependency by DCFS. Defend your rights against a false abuse or neglect allegation. Protect your relationship with your child. The Law Offices of Edward P. Graham, Ltd., located in Naperville, IL is in your corner, ready to provide effective, thorough and vigilant defense.

Defense of Delinquency Charges

If your child has been accused and charged with criminal actions under the Juvenile Court Act, your child will be faced with potential sentences including detention. A juvenile alleged to be delinquent is subject to a variety of dispositions, including detention in the County Juvenile Center or the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Consider retaining the Law Offices of Edward P. Graham, Ltd. in Naperville, IL where a Juvenile Law attorney is ready to use their experience and provide zealous representation to protect your son or daughter from false allegations and unwarranted sentences.

Termination of Parental Rights

The termination of parental rights is a court action that severs the rights and privileges between a parent and their child. The interest of a parent to the care, custody and control of his or her child is a fundamental liberty interest that is protected by the United States Constitution. An action to terminate parental rights severs that relationship. No rights to custody, visitation, or even contact with the child exist when this occurs. The State can terminate a person’s parental rights if the local county prosecutor demonstrates by clear and convincing evidence that the parent is an “unfit person” and it is in the best interest of the child to do so.

The Juvenile Law attorneys of the Law Offices of Edward P. Graham, Ltd. have the necessary experience to represent your vital interest with respect to Petitions to Terminate Parental Rights. Edward P. Graham offers considerable experience in Juvenile Law matters having begun his career as a public defender in Will County. Mr. Graham has been recognized for his abilities by judges in the 12th Judicial Circuit (Will County) in receiving juvenile case appointments for both trial and appeals.