Spivak Law Firm | Pittsburgh, PA

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Pittsburgh PFA and CYF Attorneys

If you are served with a Protection From Abuse (PFA) Order based on child abuse allegations, the action may trigger a Children Youth and Families (CYF) investigation.

In Pennsylvania, CYF has sixty (60) days to complete an investigation. As a result, your PFA hearing will likely be rescheduled to allow the caseworker time to complete an investigation and determine if your family will be accepted for CYF services.

If CYF gets involved, you may be separated completely from your child for a period of months. Courts generally will not hold a PFA hearing until CYF has issued its recommendation and findings.

Spivak Law Firm provides strong advocacy for people accused of abuse. We handle all areas of family law, including PFA, CYF and child custody. Call Spivak Law Firm today at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

What To Do If CYF Contacts You

If a caseworker from Children Youth and Families (CYF) contacts you, we strongly advise you to call Spivak Law Firm before your interview. We generally recommend our clients comply with CYF requests for home visits and interviews in order to facilitate a positive outcome.

The Courts rely heavily on CYF investigations and recommendations when determining whether it is safe to restore a parent’s custodial rights. If you are indicated for abuse or neglect by CYF, you may be ordered to complete a substance-abuse evaluation, a mental-health assessment and parenting classes.

We work closely with parents accused of child abuse in an attempt to reunite them with their children. To speak with an experienced PFA and CYF attorney, call Spivak Law Firm today at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today

Call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.

Spivak Law Firm represents clients in Pittsburgh and all surrounding counties, including: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County and Westmoreland County. We accept cases in Armstrong County, Clarion County, Crawford County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Somerset County and Venango County.