Child Abuse


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The state of Texas places great importance on parental rights. Even after divorce, they would still encourage the interaction and relationship with both parents. However, this does mean that they would not be inclined to remove parental rights for the welfare of the child. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is in charge of ensuring that the health and safety of children in the state are addressed by the parents or guardians. If not, then they would take more drastic action. When Mental Health is Compromised The DFPS can intervene when a parent assigned with possession of […]

Parental Rights and Mental Health


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Child abuse is something that affects more children than most are aware of, and it is up to everyone to help protect children from these situations. Beyond that, it is an obligation under the law to report children who you suspect are being abused. One of the primary issues that people have, though, is being unaware of signs that children around them may be being abused. Here are some common signs that a child may be being abused: Unexplained injuries. Visible signs of physical abuse may include unexplained burns or bruises in the shape of objects. You may also hear […]

Tips for Recognizing Child Abuse



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In today‚Äôs busy and fast-paced world, mental health is now a serious issue. We are bombarded with news and information, and some of these will bring about high amounts of stress. With this new situation and the challenges of married life, some of us may be pushed to the edge. When Your Spouse Needs Psychological Evaluation It could be a struggle to convince your spouse to undergo a psychological evaluation or even therapy or treatment. It is easier to just take a pill to relieve the momentary pressure. Also, there still are many negative connotations on Psychiatric treatment despite the […]

Psychological Evaluation for Your Spouse


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A divorce can get complicated when there are children involved. As the State of Texas will always reiterate, the safety of the children is their primary concern. In many CPS cases, the CPS (Child Protection Service) will, specifically, want to interview you or your children.  This may cause some concern on your part. However, lawyers would recommend you to be calm as they share the nature and purpose of these interviews.  Are all children required? The CPS will conduct an interview with any child old enough or capable enough to communicate and express his thoughts. This is necessary especially if […]

Handling a CPS Interview with your Child



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Divorces can be a very difficult ordeal to go through. So much so that sometimes emotions can run high and cause people to make very rash decisions and act without thinking. And though some divorces can just end up with the two parties having a shouting match, sometimes it can get even worse and to the point that words just get thrown around loosely. Sometimes it can even be a false allegation, such as that of abuse. So, what happens when your ex throws a false abuse allegation at you? What It Can Do Any false allegation anyone throws at […]

The Impact of False Abuse Allegations


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When there is an instance of divorce, the big task is to determine who should be the custodian of the child. The court is faced with a crucial decision and every factor should be considered. In certain situations, the Child Protective Services are needed to ensure that the child will not be placed in a home where there are tendencies of abuse or neglect. The reason for the divorce could be a basis for CPS investigation. If one of the ex-spouses filed a divorce on the basis of abuse in any form, it is a logical precautionary measure to investigate […]

What You Need to Know About A Child Protective Services Investigation