Child Protective Services


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Child Protective Services (CPS) is under Texas’ Department of Family and Protective Services.  This department’s role is to look after the welfare of children in the state of Texas and also provide them with the protection children need.  When dealing with a case with the CPS department, having a lawyer to help with the proceedings would be of great help as your lawyer will be the one to guide you and help you in dealing with whatever case you may have with the CPS. What Your CPS Lawyer Does for You One of the first things your CPS lawyer should […]

The Importance of your Lawyer in a CPS Case


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  A CPS case can be one of the toughest family law case an attorney has to handle. It can be really heartbreaking, at the same time frustrating. From the point of view of the child, it is alleged that he or she is a victim of neglect or abuse at the hands of people whom he or she needs to trust the most. After all, most CPS cases involve people who are legally tasked to care for the best interests of the alleged victims. On the other hand, from the parents’ point of view, the story can be different. […]

Grandparent Involvement in a CPS Case



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A closet with a deadbolt, regular wood paddling, nowhere to urinate, and not much room, fed only rice and beans.  These were the conditions that Child Protective Services and Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies found seven children in a Richmond, Texas home.  Needless to say, all seven of the special needs children had not been to school, otherwise, the child abuse in Texas would have been caught sooner. In early December, on the 3rd, Paula Sinclair (54) and Allen Richardson (78) were arrested by the Fort Bend County Sheriff.  This came after Child Protective services took a complaint about the […]

Child Abuse in Texas


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If your children have been removed and a judge has determined CPS has enough evidence to maintain temporary custody, the next year of your life will be filled with a series of meetings and court hearings.     Several times throughout the case you and your attorney will meet with CPS for Permanency Planning Team Meetings.  These gatherings are attended by representatives for your child and the CPS caseworker.  Your kids might also be there if they are older than 7.  This should be a cooperative experience between all parties involved.  The department will have a list of services they believe […]

CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 8: Court Process and Planning for a Permanent Process



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What is Child Protective Services (CPS)?  Child Protective Services is one of the services provided by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) which is a government agency that provides protection to children from abuse or neglect, even from their parents. Some states may use other names, but in Texas, we use “Child Protective Services” or simple “CPS”. When theTexas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) receives reports of child abuse and/or neglect, the DFPS starts an investigation. If the allegations prove to be true and parents are unwilling to solve the problem, the child protective services will […]

How Child Protective Services (CPS) Works in Texas


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  It is an unfortunate fact that some children in Texas suffer from neglect and abuse, which is why CPS in Texas is important. CPS stands for Child Protective Services and it mainly takes on cases where children go through abuse and neglect in the hands of adults and their caregivers. The primary purpose of CPS in Texas is to provide safety for the children of Texas, as well as education for families in order for them to provide a loving home for the children. If you have ever been part of an investigation by the CPS in Texas, you’ve […]

Texas CPS Investigations