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Child Abuse Allegations In Divorce and Custody Cases

I am sure you will agree with me that allegations of child abuse are far too easy to make. It simply takes a phone call to CPS or law enforcement by someone using the right words to jumpstart an investigation that can take months or even years to resolve. Because it is so easy for anyone to allege child abuse, it often makes law enforcement's and CPS' jo...

CPS Hearings From Start To Finish

Being faced with an abuse or neglect charge can be stressful, and for many parents or guardians, very confusing. If CPS is called to your home to investigate an abuse or neglect allegation and a case is opened against you, it is important to understand how the system works in order to better prepare for your case. We have prepared this guide to familiarize y...

CPS Has Taken My Children, Now What?

If CPS has been investigating an allegation of abuse and neglect, there is a chance that CPS may determine that the children are not safe in your care. As a result, CPS will remove the children from your home. In these circumstances, time is of the essence and it is important to understand the next step in resolving the abuse and neglect allegations. Thi...

Can CPS Force Me To Take A Drug Test?

Sadly, in researching this article, there are very few resources that explain parents’ rights when CPS is called to conduct an initial investigation. Believe me, we looked and looked, and had a difficult time finding cases across the country where Courts have specifically addressed a parent’s rights before CPS removes a child. In handling hundreds of CPS ca...

DEFENDING ALLEGATIONS OF CHILD ABUSE FROM A PARENT ATTORNEY

Child abuse allegations appear to be on the rise. Many of the cases we see involve an angry ex making false accusations of child abuse to gain an advantage in a custody or divorce proceeding. While there are many false allegations of child abuse occurring, there are also real instances of child endangerment that might result in children being removed from a ...

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