The DCP&P (DYFS) defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC know how important your family is to you. That's why protecting your family and your parental rights is our number one goal. Our team of child abuse defense lawyers has gained invaluable insight while serving on the other side of these cases, and as compassionate, knowledgeable, and aggressive defenders of parents facing neglect and abuse allegations. Our attorneys' experience encompasses time spent on both sides of the family law and criminal courts of New Jersey, where we gained valuable insight into the complexities of child abuse prosecution and defense, as well as the nuances of DCPP (Division of Child Protection and Permanency), formerly known as DYFS (Division of Youth and Family Services), investigations and related legal proceedings. One of our attorneys used to prosecute Title 9 and Endangering the Welfare of a Child criminal charges for the State of New Jersey. In addition, our lawyers have successfully handled hundreds of DCP&P investigations, child abuse criminal cases, Title 9 and Title 30 court matters in their lengthy careers.
Finally, Travis J. Tormey, our managing partner, has a perfect 10.0 rating on AVVO, an attorney rating service, and he has received the client's choice award for twelve straight years. If you are a parent or caregiver faced with the overwhelming prospect of being suspected of abuse or neglect in New Jersey, let our experienced attorneys handle these allegations (whether it be a DYFS investigation, a criminal investigation, or both). Contact our offices anytime for immediate assistance at (908)-356-6900.
The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.
With a formidable team of attorneys handling all aspects of child abuse and neglect litigation, we combine years of experience on both sides of the criminal and family law court systems in New Jersey to best advocate for our clients’ rights. We have advocated on behalf of countless parents, successfully conducting fact-finding, termination, and administrative hearings in order to reunite parents with their children as soon as possible. Our defense team has also fought for clients facing Title 9 and Title 30 complaints filed by DCPP in courts throughout New Jersey and drafted appellate briefs and emergent motions for a multitude of family, criminal, and administrative matters. Our experience also includes aggressively defending clients charged with all manner of child abuse related criminal offenses.
When you have been accused of neglecting, abusing, or otherwise endangering the health, safety, or well-being of your child or children, it often launches you into a complex system about which you know nothing at all. Amidst the turmoil, uncertainty, and powerlessness you may feel in this predicament, our lawyers can serve as your guiding lights, illuminating resources for information, dependable navigators throughout the process, and as aggressive advocates who will fight for you and your family. We are prepared to tackle the challenges that may come your way from the moment you are contacted by a caseworker from the Department of Children and Families, in the immediate aftermath of your arrest for child abuse or endangering the welfare of a child, or at any point along your legal journey.
Whether you are facing a criminal complaint for abuse or neglect, a DWI and criminal charge for driving under the influence with your child in the car, a complaint based on child welfare concerns, upcoming litigation in a fact-finding hearing, or anything in between, our seasoned legal team is prepared and stand ready to handle your case. Our attorneys are here to assist in protecting your rights through an investigation by DCPP, criminal prosecution, family court litigation, kinship legal guardianship or adoption proceedings, and in the appellate process if you need to appeal a previous court decision in your case. We understand the profound impact that your case can have on you and your family, which is why we dedicate over one hundred years of combined experience to ensuring that you do not become a victim simply caught in a system that appears to be working against you. Our attorneys know all too well that not every child abuse or neglect accusation is founded and not every mother, father, or guardian gets the skillful, committed, effective representation they deserve. That’s why we do what we do.
If you or a loved one needs assistance with a DCP&P related matter in New Jersey, including representation during an investigation, questioning, or during litigation such as Title 9, Title 30, or removal proceedings, our child abuse and neglect defense attorneys are available to help.
I hired the Tormey Law Firm after a horrible run in with DCFS. I hired him and he truly is the reason I came out of this mess intact. He took care of all of my concerns, explained everything regarding my case that I did not understand and he put my anxiety and nerves at ease. He was calm, cordial, professional but at the same time made me feel like a friend. I could not be more pleased with the results of my now CLOSED case. For anyone looking for an attorney to handle their case I highly recommend hiring The Tormey Law Firm.
Contact our experienced DCPP defense lawyers anytime for immediate assistance at (908)-356-6900. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.
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Mr. Tormey has a perfect 10.0 client rating on Avvo.com, an attorney rating service. He has also received the Client's Choice Award each and every year for the last twelve straight years ('12, ‘13, ‘14, 15, ‘16, '17, '18, '19, '20, '21, '22, '23). Here are some things our clients have to say about the Tormey Law Firm LLC
Travis dealt my case with passion, professionalism and punctuality. The flat fee was very reasonable for the amount of effort that had to be put in the case (4 hearings). Travis helped me arrange a... read more Shoubhik
Travis and his associate, Tom Ercolano, were of a great help to me when I needed an attorney. They always respond quickly and they obtained the best possible outcome for me. Should I need an attorn... read more anonymous
Excellent attorney with experience and knowledge. He explained everything to be expected with the case and was able to provide support and guidance thru the long, drawn out process. Highly recommen... read more anonymous
I had never been in trouble with the law up until a few months ago. Although, not the most severe of crimes I was still worried of the potential ramifications (eg. possibly losing my job, unable to... read more Adam
Case: Restraining Orders and Domestic Violence Reviewed: Travis Tormey, Christopher Perry and Samantha I retained the Tormey Law Firm, after consulting with three other law firms, to represen... read more S Arora
Mr. Tormey knows law. What worked with my family was that he was responsive. When I needed to speak with him (asap) he was there. This included weekends and adhoc times during the work week. I will... read more JoAnn
I found Travis on line. This was worrisome for me as you really dont know what type of professional you are going to get. Travis was helpful and had his colleague Will defend me. Will was sup... read more Craig
Travis Tormey is trustworthy, patient, efficient and an overall excellent lawyer. He helped to get my tickets dismissed and saved me a ton of stress and setbacks. I would recommend him to any... read more Alaji Ali
When I found myself in a very difficult situation, I reached out to Travis Tormey and was never disappointed. Travis is very responsive and explains legal terms in a clear and understandable way. I... read more Joe
I endorse Atty. Travis Tormey us an excellent, knowledgeable,resourceful lawyer and he knows exactly how to fight about your case and get the best result!and i really admire and respect this lawyer... read more felix
Travis represented has represented my family for several years now and is an excellent attorney. He is def someone that can be trusted to seek the best possible outcome for his clients. read more anonymous
Travis walked me through the case, answered every question I had in a timely manner and gave me a good idea of what to expect prior to going to court. I would highly recommend him. read more Dan