Dependency & Neglect

Dependency and Neglect (D&N) proceedings arise when an allegation or outcry regarding child abuse is reported to a Colorado social services agency, which then files a petition for a judicial determination as to whether the child has the benefit of parental guidance, concern, protection, or support.  It is a unique civil action that is not designed to punish the parent or parents, but to establish what current custodial relationship is in the best interest of a child who has experienced abuse.

The attorneys at Carrigan Law, LLC can provide parents with needed representation through a confusing and daunting process.