Child Protective Services (CPS) is the California government system in charge of child abuse intervention. In cases of abuse or neglect, CPS develops and executes plans to remove the child from the situation and place them in alternative care, whether temporarily or long-term. In a case involving allegations of neglect or child abuse, CPS takes quick action.
When CPS is informed of alleged child abuse or child neglect, their Emergency Response staff investigates to determine if the allegations require an in-person response and potential intervention. If ongoing intervention or services are required (i.e. the allegations are decided to be true), then CPS will either:
CPS cases are notoriously difficult to navigate and can leave families broken if not handled correctly. At the Law Offices of H. William Edgar, our CPS attorneys openly communicate with you during every step of case proceedings. When you hire us, you benefit from our years of insight and legal understanding. We help you make informed decisions to help resolve your case quickly and efficiently.
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Dealing with the CPS is intimidating. It is important not to do it on your own. The faster you enlist the help of a capable Southern California CPS attorney from the Law Offices of H. William Edgar, the faster we can begin to represent your case and work to protect your rights as a parent.
A typical CPS case will include the following:
Usually, a CPS case starts when a report of child abuse or neglect is made. As soon as you are contacted by the CPS, contact our firm for legal guidance and help with what to do next.
Typically, an investigator is enlisted to determine whether or not the report is credible.
They may question people you regularly interact with, such as:
If CPS has found no reason to believe the report, they will inform the parents and close the case. If there is a suspicion that abuse has occurred, CPS will proceed with the case.
Our CPS attorneys in California can walk you through what to expect and help you regain or maintain custody of your children. We understand the fear and frustration you may be dealing with at this time. Let us use our decades of collective experience to handle whatever circumstances you find yourself in—we handle all types of juvenile law and family law matters.
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