Child Protective Services (CPS) gets involved with a family when someone makes a report claiming that a child is being either “neglected” or “abused”. If you have been contacted by a CPS caseworker concerning your child/children, then you need an attorney to protect your rights and your interests.
SHANNON FAMILY LAW can help guide you through the maze of CPS proceedings and court litigation. We offer a Free 30 minute consultation. We want to learn about your situation and help you plan your next steps. Call 512-733-8259 to schedule your free consult. Before you hire anyone, call us to feel how you like working with our team. We place high value on frequent communication so you know how your case is being handled.
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Sometimes a report is made by a third party, such as a school teacher or a counselor or a neighbor. More often the report is made by a relative.
If a divorce or custody case is expected or has already been filed, the report may be made by the other parent. Not infrequently in this situation, there may be a motive to gain an advantage in the divorce or custody case. A finding of “neglect” or “abuse” of a child can lead to a court ordering supervised visitation or other restrictions that will seriously harm your ability to parent your child.
You may find yourself entangled in administrative proceedings with the Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS). The findings by the CPS caseworker may have a serious impact in your custody or divorce case.
Call Shannon Family Law now for your Free 30 minute consultation. Call 512-733-8259 to get scheduled.