If Child Protective Services (CPS) is investigating you or has informed you of a concern, protect yourself and your parental rights by consulting a knowledgeable attorney right away. CPS is a division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services that investigates reports of child abuse and neglect and, when necessary, places children in foster care and, eventually, adoptive homes. CPS can be very aggressive in its efforts to protect children and may act without having all the facts or a complete picture of a situation.
Contact us at the Law Office of Lauren Cain, our attorney has more than two decades of experience representing clients whose families are under investigation or whose children have been taken away by Child Protective Services. She also helps grandparents and other interested family members obtain custody or adopt children after removal.
Once you are in the system, CPS has a great deal of power over you and your children. It is an arm of the government, and lawyers who do not act accordingly do their clients a grave disservice. Attorney Lauren Cain has earned the respect of CPS attorneys and understands their processes. She also understands the urgency of CPS matters and will act quickly to preserve your parental rights.
If your child has been removed from your home, CPS will schedule a hearing 14 days after the removal. Because this is your best chance to get your child back immediately, it is essential to have legal representation at this hearing. Otherwise, your child may be placed in foster care; this makes everything more difficult.
If you are denied the immediate return of your child, CPS will prepare a safety plan, detailing the steps that you and other family members need to take in order to regain custody, such as taking parenting classes or learning about what constitutes child neglect.
For more information about Texas Child Protective Services (CPS), please contact our Frisco law firm today. We represent clients in McKinney, Plano and throughout Collin County.