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When Child Protective Services Inspects your home

If you and your family are involved in an investigation with Child Protective Services ( CPS ) then you should be aware that part of that investigation will be an inspection of your home. A CPS ...
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What to know about your child being interviewed by Child Protective Services

If during the course of an investigation by Child Protective Services ( CPS ) an investigator seeks to interview your child, you should know that this is normal and not an indication of any specific ...
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The Dirty Trick of Getting Your Spouse to Leave the Marital Home

This blog is inspired by some cases and consults I have had where a spouse has gone out of their way to get their spouse to leave the marital home. Many of consults I meet with have a lot of concern ...
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A CPS Investigation: An in-depth examination

One issue that I would like to touch on at the outset of this blog post is that if CPS becomes aware of potential abuse or neglect of your child during the course of your investigation it can use that ...
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The Nuts and Bolts of a Child Protective Services Investigation

To this point in our series of blog posts on Child Protective Services ( CPS ) investigations we have discussed many topics that range from the persons involved in the investigation, to managing your ...
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Confidentiality in your Texas Child Protective Services case

The concept of the attorney-client privilege is fairly well known among citizens of our country. The basic premise is that if you are represented by an attorney the information that you provide to him ...
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Child Protective Services cases: Explaining the roles of the persons involved in your child's case

If your child has been removed from your care then a judge will be holding hearings to discuss the merits of your child’s removal and then the ability of your child to be returned to your care. ...
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The Dirty Trick of Fake Emails and Electronic Evidence

There is much discussion these days about “fake news.” It appears that the term is popping up everywhere from talk show hosts, the White House, and TV dramas such as the “The Good ...
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Child Protective Services and their ability to impact your child's life

As a parent, you have the responsibility to raise your child and to provide the basic necessities of life for him or her. Part of this responsibility is to see to it that he or she are protected from ...
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The origins of your Child Protective Services Case

Child Protective Services in Texas is part of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). This state agency’s objective is to protect the children that live in our state after ...
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Knowing your rights in a Child Protective Services (CPS) case

During a Child Protective Services ( CPS ) case, it may feel like you have no rights to assert but believe me that is only how it feels. Once you take a step back and examine the situation for what it ...
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Representing your children's interests in a Child Protective Services case

During a case that involves Child Protective Services ( CPS ) you would be excused if you lost sight on occasion of the fact that despite all the troubles and difficulties that you are going through, ...
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Help your child and yourself in a Child Protective Services case by remaining actively involved

When you’ve just been dealt a blow in your life you may feel like stepping back and not doing much of anything. For instance, if Child Protective Services ( CPS ) initiates an investigation into ...
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Maintaining a positive outlook during a CPS investigation in Texas

If you find yourself in the middle of a CPS case it is easy to find your spirits low and your optimism levels even lower. The life that you had led previously with your family could be gone forever ...
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The Dirty Trick of the Unenforceable Visitation Order

The unenforceable visitation order combines elements of both the “ amicable divorce trick ” and “ using the children as weapons trick.” The success of this trick is largely a ...
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An Overview of a Child Protective Services case in Texas

If Child Protective Services ( CPS ) becomes a part of your life it is understandable to feel a lot of different emotions all at once. You are likely some combination of angry, upset, stressed out and ...
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Relinquishing parental rights on a voluntary basis in Texas

Parents can feel the burden of raising and providing for a child in very tangible ways- beyond merely feeling overwhelmed or stressed out. For example, if you are a father of a child and are paying ...
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What are your chances of winning primary custody of your child as a father in Texas?

If you are a father who is going through a divorce or child custody case you have undoubtedly heard from friends, family or co-workers about how difficult it is for a man to get a fair shake in a ...
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Service of Process

It is required under the Texas Family Code that a spouse be notified when a family law case has been opened. This means they must be informed that you the Petitioner have asked the Court to do ...
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Child Custody terminology in Texas

A child custody case can be difficult enough as it is before even considering learning the language of the family law courts. Every field has their own special “lingo” that you have to ...
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Winning custody of your child with a criminal conviction

If you are at the outset of a child custody case one of the key factors that will go into the evaluation as to what type of custody you should have of your child is your ability to care for and ...
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Ways to save money on your child custody case in Texas, Part Two

In our last blog post, we began to discuss the topic of the costs of a child custody case. Specifically, we went over concerns you may be having in advance of a child custody case as well as how a ...
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Ways to save money on your child custody case in Texas

Having gone through a divorce it is possible that you promised yourself that you would never put your family, or yourself, through that process ever again unless absolutely necessary. The stress of ...
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Filing for Divorce

I’m sure if you wanted, you could go online and search through 1,000 proverbs about beginning a process and you’ll find a few that mention that perhaps the most difficult step in that ...
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Is it possible for Child Protective Services gives temporary conservatorship to your child's grandparents?

Family law cases that involve Child Protective Services ( CPS ) involve some of the more difficult and frustrating subject matter of any sort of case that the Law Office of Bryan Fagan helps clients ...
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