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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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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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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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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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Child Protective Services: Their involvement with you, your child and your family as a whole

When Child Protective Services ( CPS ) is investigation an allegation of abuse or neglect against your and/or your spouse, it common for case workers to investigate and conduct interviews of your ...
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Can Child Protective Services take action against you for abusing drugs or alcohol?

Some of the more frantic and concerned people that I have the opportunity to meet with as an attorney with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are those parents who have recently been contacted by Child ...
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Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Divorce? Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Lawyer

Many people believe that a divorce in Texas should be easy, that it is just a status change ending the marriage and that it does not directly impact other issues. However, that is not the case. A ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: The final stages of a CPS case

Status Hearing A Status Hearing is one of the most important steps of a CPS case. It is held after a service plan has been prepared by CPS. Within two months of your child being placed into the ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Examining the steps in a Child Protective Services case

During the past few weeks, the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan have taken an opportunity to write about the steps of different types of family law cases in an effort to help you prepare ...
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Emotional abuse in a Texas Divorce

When you hear the words “emotional” and “abuse” what comes to mind? I’m willing to bet that if you were being completely honest the image of a raised eyebrow may have ...
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Managing a Texas Family Law Case, Part Three

Your rights in a Child Protective Services (CPS) case It can feel like that you have no rights whatsoever, and that CPS can do whatever they would like to you if you become involved with them. After ...
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Types of child custody evaluations and the details associated with an investigation

Essentially there are two types of evaluations that you may be involved with in conjunction with your child custody or divorce case - a home study or a social study. In somewhat more rare instances a ...
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How much does it cost to adopt a child in Texas?

The decision to adopt a child is one that takes a lot of thought and consideration. If you and your spouse have tried to conceive a child together without success, or if you are incapable of doing so ...
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Texas Family Courts: Child Protective Services, Part Two

In the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s final installment covering Texas Family Law courts we will discuss Child Protective Services ( CPS ) and how a court case involving this agency will proceed ...
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Texas Family Courts: Child Protective Services

People going through difficult situations in their personal lives are often frantic. This is understandable. When something isn’t right with a family member, especially a child, your brain can ...
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What to know about Child Protective Services, Part Two

In part one of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s series on Child Protective Services, we discussed the basic framework of a CPS investigation and how the Agency defines child abuse. Today we will ...
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What to know about Child Protective Services

Unfortunately children suffer from abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers or other adults all too often. With this in mind Child Protective Services ( CPS ) functions within the Texas Department ...
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Parental Alienation- What is it and what does it mean for my Texas Family Law case?

In a recent 14 th Court of Appeals decision out of Houston, a Mother appealed the final order of a trial court that awarded the Father a modification in child custody case. This case presented a ...
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What can be done if CPS has taken possession of your child in Texas?

Under the Texas Family Code, Child Protective Services (CPS) is provided a great deal of authority to investigate allegations of abuse or neglect against your child and ultimately to remove him or her ...
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Child Protective Services Investigation- What to expect and how to handle the situation, Part 3

In the third and final installment in the Law Office of Bryan Fagan’s series of blog posts on Child Protective Services, we will discuss issues surrounding the extent to which CPS can inspect ...
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Child Protective Services Investigation- What to expect and how to handle the situation, Part 2

This blog post is the second in a series of posts that detail CPS investigations : what they are, how CPS conducts them and how you can present yourself most favorably during one. Obviously there is ...
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Child Protective Services Investigation- What to expect and how to handle the situation

When a potential client walks into the Law Office of Bryan Fagan with a question regarding a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation it is the goal of the attorney to provide information ...
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Child Protective Services: Investigation Essentials for Texas Families

Protecting the health and well being of children in Texas is the mission of Child Protective Services (CPS) . As a branch of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) , CPS ...
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