CPS


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A person can have a case with Child Protective Services for a number of reasons. But whatever the reason, these cases can result in you losing custody over your child. If you happen to find yourself in a situation where you have a CPS case and firmly believe that whatever allegations made were false, make sure you have a good defense. The best way you can do this is with a lawyer, as they are knowledgeable about these kinds of things. What if you can’t afford it, though? Qualifications for a Free Attorney Hiring a lawyer can be quite costly. […]

Can I Get A Free Attorney for My CPS Case?


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Maintaining A Good Relationship With Your Caseworker   CPS (child protective services) caseworkers are extremely valuable people to your case. They are hardworking, caring people, with only the best interests of your child in mind, and they have chosen their job for a reason.  In fact, your CPS caseworker is probably the most important person on your case, because he or she is the person you will work with the most to coordinate any services you are ordered to get. This includes and is not limited to: arranging visits with your child, talking to a therapist or parenting coach about […]

CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 11: Working With CPS



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  How to Move Forward If Your Child Is Not Coming Home   First and foremost, remember that you are not alone in this matter. Losing a child is the hardest thing a parent could go through, whether you voluntarily agree to give up your parental rights, or you go to court and a judge sees fit to take away your parental rights.   It is vital to your mental health to find a support system of people that can help care for you and support you. You might feel as if you have failed as a parent and this […]

CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 14: Moving Forward


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Substance abuse is one of the usual cracks in the pavement that can be hard to cover up, especially once it affects people beyond those of the abusers. For example, a rebelling teenager who abuses drugs and alcohol could have his or her parents worried sick over his or her lack of control with addiction and therefore affect them in numerous ways that may be unnoticeable. However, it is so much worse the other way around, especially if it involves underaged children. Since most parents who fall prey over substance abuse tend to do so by neglect of responsibilities, the […]

CPS Investigations and Drug Use



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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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This section is an important one to pay attention to for anyone who is going through the investigation stages of a CPS process (or hopefully even before it). There are quite a lot of misconceptions about this process, but one main point is the importance of giving the investigators enough information to rule out allegations, while not oversharing and getting into trouble. Investigators are very good at getting information out of parents, either by making threats, or by making it seem like they are on your side. The important thing to remember is that everything you say and do can […]

CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 6: The CPS Investigation