Child Protective Services In Texas
Protecting Parental Rights And Children’s Safety
Nothing is more important to most of us than our families and our children. You would go to any lengths to keep your family safe and together. So, when you are under investigation or dealing with Child Protective Services (CPS), having an attorney on your side is critical to your successful defense of your parental rights.
Whether you are a parent being investigated by CPS for alleged child abuse or you are a concerned family member who wants to report child neglect, we can help maintain order.
CPS Cases In Collin County And Denton County
At the Law Offices of Linda Risinger, in Frisco, Texas, we are seeing far more cases of investigation in Collin County and Denton County for reasons like “neglectful supervision” or “dangerous lifestyle.” Parents working several jobs in order to pay the rent or leaving their children in the care of another while they work have seen CPS investigate.
We Have Experience Working Successfully With CPS
CPS is required to investigate allegations, even those made falsely or without support. However, there are many times when their “interest” is unfounded and unnecessary.
We strike the delicate balance between cooperating with CPS and the courts while at the same time aggressively protecting your parental rights and your relationship with your child.
CPS cannot, for instance, take your children away without police assistance or court order. Understandably, when someone threatens to take your children away or questions your ability to parent, it can cause a range of heightened emotions. And many times, just one outburst can significantly damage your case.
CPS should not talk to children in school without the parent’s consent. Having a lawyer facilitate communication with CPS or simply sending a representation letter may be sufficient to restore order.
The outcome is also important. You do not have to take a finding and do nothing. Even a finding of “unable to determine” can prevent you from being active in your children’s extracurricular activities. We know how to appeal and how to get the finding reduced. We will help you through the entire process.
Dedication To Our Clients
If allegations of child abuse have been made against you by a neighbor or relative, or by a spouse as you go through a divorce, we will be your dedicated advocate. At the outset, we will inform you about the process, so you know what to expect in every stage.
Likewise, if you believe that a relative is abusing or neglecting his or her child, we encourage you to consult with an experienced lawyer before going directly to Child Protective Services.
We can advise you about what constitutes emotional and physical abuse of a child and what does not. Our team will help you gather the facts so that we can approach CPS with the right information. We will help you do the right thing.