Foster Care Lawyer | Serving Wood River, IL
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Your divorce, custody case or other family law matter is unique. At Maurizio & Sharpe, we will listen to your needs and build a case designed to reach your goals in a cost-sensitive manner. We can handle every aspect of your case, and we'll keep you updated throughout the process. We're located in Marion, and we represent clients throughout Williamson County and …
Across the nation an increasing number of children in foster homes are mistreated by foster parents or other children in the home. If you are a victim of foster care abuse, contact a Wood River foster care abuse attorney immediately. No one in foster care deserves to suffer abuse in any form.
Attorneys who handle foster care abuse cases understand what you have been through and can explain to you what your legal options are. Depending on the circumstances of your particular abuse case, you may be able to sue the foster care parents, the state entity that put into foster care or some other responsible party. You may be able to recover for physical as well as emotional injuries.
In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.
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