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If an investigation by Child Protective Services (CPS) has been started on you or if a CPS caseworker has visited your home because of a complaint made about your parenting, you may be unsure of your rights and what actions you can and should take. It is imperative that you contact an attorney to help you, someone who can explain the process and what steps you need to take during this overwhelming times. Our Child Protective Services lawyers are well versed in the law and know how to work with CPS so that your case can be resolved and your child's best interests are served.
At Stacey Valdez & Associates, we understand that a CPS investigation is terrifying and confusing. CPS works quickly, and sometimes without having all the facts of the matter. We have years of experience in dealing with CPS investigations. Stacey Holley Valdez is a Board Certified Family Law attorney; she keeps up on the very latest in legal hearings and decisions, and she will bring that experience to your case.
It is important that you contact a child protective services lawyer as soon as possible, since the quicker an attorney is involved on your behalf, the more likely that a favorable resolution will occur. CPS investigates reports of child abuse and neglect and can take a child from his parent's custody if the court approves it. Your child could end up in foster care or even adopted by another family.
While a CPS investigation can take a very long time to resolve, your opportunity to fight for your child happens very quickly. If CPS has removed your child from your home, they will schedule a hearing within 14 days. This is your best chance to get your child back immediately. You will want an attorney with you at this hearing to present your side of the case and advocate for the return of your child to your home. The longer you delay in consulting with an attorney, the more time you lose.
Our Houston family law firm aggressively defends your parental rights during a CPS investigation. At Stacey Valdez & Associates, we understand that a law firm is only as successful as the clients it serves. With a team approach to each case, our Houston child custody attorneys work to make sure your needs are met and that you are satisfied with your representation. This is a frightening time and we will help ease this terrible burden by taking on your concerns and advocating for you. Contact our office as soon as possible to set up a meeting so that we can start working for you right away.