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How to proceed after your child is returned home after a Child Protective Services case

Great news! Your child has been returned home after being away for up to one year. You have done what was needed to improve the safety of your home and to ensure that your child is your number one ...
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Life after a Child Protective Services Investigation has ended

Like all things in life, good and bad, your CPS case and investigation will eventually end. If you are just beginning the process it may not seem like it but it is absolutely true that CPS will not be ...
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Handling a Child Protective Services case while addicted to drugs or alcohol

If you are a parent who is facing a CPS investigation due to an addiction to drugs or alcohol there is specific information you should be aware of as you begin to map out a plan for yourself and your ...
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If domestic violence is occurring in your home can your children be removed by Child Protective Services?

When considering the potential safety risks that could result in your child being removed from your home domestic violence ranks very high on the list. It is looked upon as being so high a risk and ...
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Child Protective Services cases from the perspective of a teen parent

It is possible for a teenager to be a part of a CPS investigations as both the subject of the investigation as a parent as the child who was potential abused or neglected by their parent. If you are a ...
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The role of the non offending parent in a Child Protective Services case

Supposed that you are a parent of a child who was recently removed by CPS from your home. What’s more, now CPS has gone to court and asked a judge for an order that allows them to keep ...
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Miscellaneous pieces of advice regarding your Child Protective Services investigation

A general caveat that I apply to many blog posts written on behalf of the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan is that the advice that we give and the hypothetical situations we present are ...
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Saying goodbye to your child after a Child Protective Services visitation session

When you are working your way through a Child Protective Services investigation the time that you are afforded with your child is precious. Having a child removed from your house was an ordeal that ...
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Approaching visitation from the perspective of your Child Protective Services case

The most important aspect of your being able to visit with your child during your Child Protective Services ( CPS ) case is that you all will have been separated from one another for what will likely ...
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Visitation with your child during a Child Protective Case in Texas

In all of the confusion, stress, and anxiety that surrounds a Child Protective Services case in Texas, one of your most immediate concerns likely has to do with how quickly you can see your child if ...
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Communicating with Child Protective Services employees during an investigation

You may consider yourself to be a friendly, outgoing person but that does not necessarily mean that you possess the communication skills that are needed to be able to communicate with a CPS case ...
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How to successfully work with Child Protective Services during an investigation

The tough part of being involved in a Child Protective Services ( CPS ) investigation is that the same people who are investigating you for allegedly abusing or neglecting your child are the same ...
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Assisting your lawyer during a Child Protective Services case

When you hire an attorney to represent you in a case involving Child Protective Services ( CPS ) you are placing a lot of trust in that person to competently and effectively represent your interests. ...
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Expectations for you to have regarding your attorney in a Child Protective Services case

If you’ve been reading the blog posts from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan for the past few weeks you’ll know that we’ve been focusing on Child Protective Services ( CPS ) cases ...
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Your attorney's role in a Child Protective Services case

When it comes to Child Protective Services ( CPS ) and the potential impact a CPS investigation can have on you and your family it is always advisable to have an attorney in your corner representing ...
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Family Group Conferences and Family Team Meetings in a Child Protective Services case

If you are involved with CPS in a case involving your child he or she will invariably ask to talk to you about involving your family as a support network in caring for the best interests of your ...
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How to conduct yourself in the courtroom during a Child Protective Services case

Whenever a client asks me how to act in court I always smile and think that person must have led a pretty good life to that point to never have had to enter a courtroom for any reason. The fact of the ...
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Frequently Asked Questions regarding going to court for your Child Protective Services case

We’ve now had an opportunity to discuss how and why Child Protective Services (CPS) would open up an investigation regarding you and your family as well as how the investigation proceeds. The ...
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Status and Permanency Hearings in a Child Protective Services case

Before we continue our discussion on the court process associated with your CPS case, I wanted to take a quick timeout to go over what a service plan is and how it can impact your case. A service plan ...
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Finding permanency for your child in a Child Protective Services case

Your life was probably pretty predictable before Child Protective Services became involved in an investigation regarding your child. You woke up, got ready for work, got your child ready for school ...
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Foster care examined in the context of a Child Protective Services case

Suppose that you and your family have become the subject of a Child Protective Services ( CPS ) case and it has been determined that your home is not a safe environment for your child to reside in. As ...
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The different possible outcomes of a Child Protective Services case

At the conclusion of your Child Protective Services case the agency will determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence available regarding whether or not you have abused or neglected your ...
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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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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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