Child Abuse and Neglect

Children may be determined to be “children in need of care” under Kansas law for a variety of reasons; commonly these involve abuse, neglect, abandonment, sexual abuse, truancy and the like. Child in need of care actions are typically brought by the county or district attorney, but may be filed privately by any individual who believes that a child meets the definition of a child in need of care and requires the intervention of the court for protection of the child’s health, safety and welfare. We represent individuals filing private child in need of care cases, parents of children who are alleged to be children in need of care and interested third parties such as grandparents, foster parents, other relatives and the like who desire to be granted “interested party” status in child in need of care actions.