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Empowering Parents In Child Protective Services Cases

As a parent, you know what’s best for your child, and you want what’s best for them. When Child Protective Services (CPS) steps into your life, it can feel like the government is treading on your role as a parent. The thought of CPS proceedings can be terrifying – especially the thought of losing your children.

At Chacon, Campbell & Alexander, PLLC, we understand the emotional rollercoaster you’re on. Your children mean everything to you. Our attorneys handle CPS cases for people in your situation, and we can stand with you.

With over 60 years of collective experience and vast knowledge of Texas family law, our full team in San Antonio will contribute their insight and efforts to help you get through this tumultuous time. Members of our team have served as guardians ad litem (court-appointed advocates for children) as well as attorneys for CPS, which gives them unique insight that can benefit you. They understand how to strategically navigate the process and pursue a positive outcome for everyone – especially your children.

Understanding CPS Investigations And Proceedings In Texas

When CPS becomes involved in your family life, it must follow strict rules and procedures for conducting an investigation and taking appropriate action. The investigation is very in-depth and often involves:

  • Interviewing children, parents and others involved in the children’s lives
  • Gathering documentation such as medical records and school records
  • Conducting home visits
  • Preparing a thorough and detailed risk assessment

The outcome of the investigation will determine the path forward, which may involve closing the case or transferring the case to another unit for further action. Additional proceedings may involve removal of the child into foster care, court hearings regarding custody and visitation, and, in worst-case scenarios, proceedings to terminate parental rights.

You Have Rights In CPS Proceedings

Knowing and protecting your parental rights is crucial when you’re involved with CPS. You have foundational legal rights that CPS must uphold throughout the process. Among them, you have the right to appeal CPS and court decisions and to make a strong case for your parental rights.

Our lawyers will work diligently to protect your rights and work toward a favorable outcome. Whether that means working toward reunification, appealing an adverse decision or negotiating for a positive resolution, we will help you find the most favorable path forward to respond effectively to the challenges ahead.

Protect Your Parental Rights With Trusted Legal Support

The right legal advice can make a significant difference in CPS cases. Our experienced CPS lawyers are well-equipped to guide you through the intricacies of the system and help you bring your family back together.

Contact us today at 210-294-6939 for compassionate and confidential guidance.