Decatur Family Law and Probate Attorney

Child Protective Services: What You Need To Know

While the goal of Child Protective Services (CPS) is to help children, far too often families are destroyed and put through incredibly difficult circumstances. The Law Offices of Marilyn J. Belew, P.C., has helped clients throughout Texas. Whether you are being investigated or have already had your child removed, we are here to help.

Our attorney, Marilyn Belew, is compassionate and understanding of every situation. She is here to listen to your story and discuss all your possible options. She understands how scary and overwhelming it may all seem but will guide you toward the best possible solution. Having an attorney you can trust is of the utmost importance.

What To Expect And What You Can Do

When someone reports you, they do not have to provide detailed information. If your family has been reported to CPS, they must determine if an investigation is needed. They do this in a few ways, including identifying and locating the child and understanding the relationship of the accused to the child, and the nature of the allegations.

If an investigation does take place, it will typically happen within 24 hours of the report being made. They will interview all family members and can request any medical or psychological exams they find necessary. Caseworkers are also required to explain the allegations that are being made. If they decide to remove your child, it is important to remain calm. You will then go to court where Marilyn Belew can help you make your case.

Don’t Wait; Call Us Today

These situations are not something you want to take a chance on. Discussing your options with attorney Marilyn Belew will ensure you are protected and well represented. Contact our office in Decatur today at 940-627-6400 or fill out our contact form.