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Child Protective Services Attorneys
Child Protective Services (CPS) investigates all reports of child abuse and neglect to ensure the safety of children and uphold child laws. When a report of suspected child abuse, child neglect, exploitation or abandonment is received by the department of social services, CPS conducts an investigation which can include talking with the child and arranging for a medical or psychological examination. Although the primary goal of CPS is to protect the safety of children, the objective is also to keep children safely within their own families. If CPS believes a child is in danger, the agency can arrange for the child to be temporarily removed from the home, with the intent to work with the family so that the child can be returned, safely, as soon as possible.
Why Should I Hire a Child Protective Services Attorney?
If you are being investigated by the Child Protective Services (CPS), or a Department of Social Services (DSS) mandated with child protective responsibilities you need legal representation today. Your attorney can help defend you against a child protection lawsuit. It is best to retain a lawyer experienced in child protection cases. Your attorney will defend you against the allegations brought against you, and help protect your parental rights.
Your child protective services attorney can:
- Prepare or file any paperwork on your behalf
- Explain the allegations brought against you
- Provide the necessary skill and expertise to protect your family
- Guide you through every step of this stressful process
- Explain the entire child protection process
- Describe the options available to you along with the strengths and weaknesses of each option
- Provide his or her view of the likely result of your case
- Create a plan to defend your rights
If you face the necessity to defend yourself against a child protective services investigation or lawsuit, contact an experienced attorney to assist you with any child services issues that might arise.
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