The Intersection of Dependency & Neglect Cases with Divorce with Amy Goscha | Episode 85

Divorce at Altitude Podcast on Colorado Family Law

What is dependency and neglect?

Dependency and neglect (D&N) cases concern child abuse or neglect. These are civil cases that do not involve the criminal prosecution of parents, but there could be a concurrent criminal case. The D&N court has jurisdiction over children for their safety, protection, stability, and family preservation.

When is a child dependent or neglected?

A child is dependent or neglected when a parent, guardian, or legal custodian abandoned the child or subjected them to mistreatment or abuse. This can also count when the child’s environment is injurious to his or her welfare, and many other cases.

What is involved with the D&N Process?

Each D&N proceeding contains the initial matters, preliminary protection proceeding, an adjudicatory hearing, reviews, and permanency plan. The court periodically reviews a D&N case as long as the child remains in DHS custody or under its supervision.

What is Divorce at Altitude?

Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha provide tips and recommendations on issues related to divorce, separation, and co-parenting in Colorado. Ryan and Amy are the founding partners of an innovative and ambitious law firm, Kalamaya | Goscha, that pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injuries, and criminal defense in Colorado.

If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law.

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