Child Protective Services Defense
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Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) is a branch of the Texas Health and Human Services that investigates and intervenes with any reports of abuse and neglect of children. If CPS is investigating your family for abuse or neglect, you could lose custody of your kids. Our skilled family law attorneys can help defend you in court.
Contact us at (281) 810-9760 to get started on your case as soon as possible.
CPS will only remove children from their household when it’s necessary to protect them from abuse or neglect. They are extremely reluctant to separate children from their families, so removal only happens when there are no reasonable efforts that will keep children safe in their homes.
Whether or not CPS has a court order, they can remove your child from your home if they feel your child is in immediate danger. If this happens, a judge will schedule a hearing within 2 weeks after CPS removes a child. You will need to complete a Child Caregiver Resource Form, which will give CPS the names of at least 3 people, including grandparents and other adult relatives, who might be able to provide care, emotional support, or other support for the child while the parents receive services.
Termination of Parental Rights
Termination of your parental rights is a potential outcome of a CPS case. If the court determines you are a danger to your children, they will formally terminate your rights as a parent. Termination means the parent and child no longer have a legal relationship. However, in order to terminate your rights, a caseworker must consult with the attorney representing CPS against you to ensure there are grounds for termination of your rights.
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Let Us Help You Fight for Your Rights
Our firm can help defend you against accusations of neglect and abuse. If CPS is threatening to terminate your parental rights, we can help. Our skilled Houston, TX, family law attorneys understand the stress and anxiety you might be experiencing. The Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC can assist you through the legal process with CPS and advocate on our behalf in mediation or in litigation. Let us aggressively and compassionately represent your case, so you don’t lose your kids. We will stop at nothing to advocate on your behalf. Let us see how we can help.
Contact us at (281) 810-9760 to tell us about your situation in a free case consultation.