CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Child Protective Services (CPS) Laws in Denton & Cooke Counties
Under Texas State Law, all persons having cause to believe that a child’s physical or mental health or welfare has been adversely affected by abuse or neglect have a duty to immediately report such information to Child Protective Services.
That’s how it all begins. A well-meaning teacher, family member, or a stranger reports to Texas Child Protective Services-(CPS) that they suspect your children are victims of neglect, child abuse, sexual assault, or molestation. Soon there is a social worker or investigator at your door assessing whether or not you should be allowed to retain custody of your own children.
Without effective legal representation, you can end up in court and your children can end up in foster care.
Don’t let your family be torn apart. Contact the family law attorneys of Hill & Hill today for skilled legal assistance in your dealings with CPS.
CPS can seem like a bureaucratic nightmare. Unless you know its processes and understand how to navigate the system, your chances of a positive outcome are slim.
We know how to deal with CPS. Both of our attorneys have represented CPS in cases of child removal and termination of parental rights cases. We now represent both children and parents involved in CPS cases.
Attorney Brent Hill was named “Attorney Ad Litem of the Year” in 2004 for his representation of both parents and children in CPS termination cases by Court Appointed Special Advocates of Denton County.
Contact Hill & Hill when:
- You want to prevent your children from being removed from your home.
- Your children have been removed and you want to contest the removal.
- You are seeking custody of a child who is truly the victim of abuse or neglect.