Child In Need Of Services

Child in Need of Services (CHINS) cases are in many respects the most unusual cases that a parent can be involved in. While these are civil cases, there are severe consequences, including the termination of a parents rights, that can result. The cases are filed against the child's parents or guardians by the Department of Child Services alleging some action or inaction on the part of the parents that negatively impacts the child. The child can be removed from the home and parents required to participate in services.

There are several key areas that the parents/guardians need to be aware of in order to obtain a favorable resolution of their case. The first and foremost question should always be "What do I have to do to get my child back home?" The second question should be "How long do I have to get this done?"

Parents should understand their rights, what the Department of Child Services has to prove and the possible outcomes and/or consequences of being charged with a Child in Need of Services case.

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Trenna S. Parker Law Office P.C.
1326 South 10th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
Phone: 317-773-2993
Fax: 317-773-2989

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