Forward-Thinking Legal Counsel For CHIPS Cases
Children often are present in situations involving grown-up challenges. There is a special name for legal cases involving children’s well-being: Children in Need of Protection Services (CHIPS) cases. These cases can be emotionally difficult and legally complex for a family.
At Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC, we recognize the high stakes of CHIPS cases. Depending on the circumstances, for example, the court may make a decision to permanently place children under someone else’s care. Our goal is to build effective plans to keep families together whenever it is possible and safe.
Why CHIPS Cases Have Broad Impact
The main difference between a CHIPS case and a child custody case is the examination of prior or future abuse and neglect. Child Protective Services or a guardian ad litem may also be part of these cases to advocate for the child. The purpose of a CHIPS case is to intervene if a child could be in danger.
CHIPS cases commonly – but not always – arise with criminal cases. For example, domestic violence or drug charges against someone in the household could lead to concerns about a child’s safety.
It is common for parents to feel insulted, embarrassed or anxious when a CHIPS case begins. At Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC, we use our extensive experience with child-related cases to reach the outcome. You can trust our knowledge and passion for serving our clients.
Rely On Our Experience
No matter what the situation, our lawyers know how to work with you to find a fair resolution. Often, we can help parents, grandparents or other guardians create a safe environment for the child. This process may involve substance abuse rehabilitation or other steps to remove any potential threats to the child’s wellbeing.
Our attorneys also know how to communicate with court-appointed advocates and government agencies on your behalf. Ultimately, our goal is to help children and clients move forward in a positive direction.
Start Working Toward A Solution
Our team at Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC, treats clients with compassion regardless of the circumstances. For a detailed CHIPS case review, call 920-202-8872 or email us. We can work with you to create a customized plan. With offices across Eastern Wisconsin, we aim to make the legal process easier at every step.