Getting a visit from Child Protective Services looking to do a CPS investigation is a very serious issue, one that most parents are surprised by when it happens to them.
The fact is, it happens more than you might think it does and for all kinds of reasons.
As experienced CPS investigation attorneys, we have seen families affected by everything from well-meaning people reporting what they think is abuse to kids saying silly things that sound concerning to outsiders and even ex-spouses making reports in an attempt to gain custody of children.
All of these are very significant things that could leave you opening the door and suddenly finding CPS agents there wanting to talk.
CPS has the authority to come into your home and investigate you, your child, and others as well as ask you to make some scary decisions.
They have the power to ask you to leave the family home or to place your kids in the care of others during an investigation, among other things.
This is why it is so critical to work with CPS claims lawyers who have dealt with all of this before and can protect and represent you should if facing an unexpected complaint from CPS.
Learn in this video what we can do to help your family when dealing with CPS and how we do it.
A number of problems can arise during CPS investigations that can delay things and make it harder to come up with the right resolution.
Our way of dealing with those problems is to immediately separate fact from fiction in terms of accusations, determine which interventions are actually necessary given the true circumstances, and then require CPS to come up with an ending to the plan and ensure they adhere to the plan.
To do this, you need experience on your side.
The child protective services claims lawyers at Schreier & Housewirth know that facing accusations of child abuse or neglect, and investigations by CPS agents can lead you down an endless rabbit hole if you do not have skilled representation.
We are accomplished CPS investigations attorneys who have been helping families with the challenges of dealing with unexpected investigations and demands of CPS for thirty years.
If you are facing an investigation or claims of any kind, contact us so that we can help your family get through it as quickly and painlessly as possible!
Schreier & Housewirth Family Law
1800 West Bowie Street, Suite 200-E
Fort Worth TX 76110
Gregory L. Housewirth is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist practicing in Fort Worth Texas. With 30 years of family law experience, Mr. Housewirth has represented hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, CPS, modification, and grandparent cases. In addition, Mr. Housewirth is a qualified family law mediator and a member of Collaborative Law Texas, a practice group dedicated to promoting collaborative divorce in Texas.