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The Importance of your Lawyer in a CPS Case

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 be doing is meeting with you.  Meeting with your lawyer and providing all the pertinent information of your case will be of great help to your lawyer as this will allow them to be able to choose a course of action to help you out with your case. 

Your lawyer will be doing things such as talking to the social worker who oversaw your case, talking to those who know about the things involved in your case, as well as looking at any of the court documents regarding your case. 

Of course, your CPS lawyer will also hear what you need to tell them regarding your case so that they can also understand your side.  Your lawyer is there to represent you and represent you in the best way possible in court. 

Whatever it is that you want the court to know about you or what you want them to see, your CPS lawyer will do their best to show just that. Your lawyer is there to assist you with the proceedings of your case as well as how you intend to go about it. 

Your lawyer is knowledgeable on how case proceedings usually go and will help you figure out what course of action you want to take and make sure that it happens and in a way that will help you out. 

You will be kept updated on the progress of your case as well as any orders or propositions that the court has with regards to your case through the help of your lawyer. 

Aside from this, your lawyer will also be allowed to accompany you during all your hearings and meetings involving your case.  Your lawyer is basically your partner and guide throughout the extent of your case with the CPS.

Your lawyer is your representative and must do everything in their ability to help represent you the best way possible, support you in whatever way will help your case, as well as protect you and all the information you give them.

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Mr. Hutton is a Divorce and Custody Lawyer based out of Round Rock, TX. His background is with child psychology at Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in 2006, and he continued this by working with the Children’s Right’s Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2009. Throughout his practice, he has been a strong proponent of utilizing modern technology to improve his practice and the representation of his clients. He currently is the technology chair of CAFA of Travis County and is committed to improving and modernizing the practice of law in Texas. If you have any questions you can contact him at timothy.hutton@austintexaslegal.com

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