Raleigh Child Protective Services (CPS)
A telephone call from Child Protective Services (also known as CPS, social services or DSS) is likely to be one of the most frightening telephone calls a parent can receive. Just because CPS wants to come and talk to you does not automatically mean that your children will be removed from your home. Many parents do not know that CPS can take a parent to court if they refuse to make the child available for an interview. Many parents panic and inadvertently raise red flags to their investigative social worker by becoming become defensive and refusing to provide necessary information or access to the child. Whenever a report of child abuse, neglect or dependency is accepted by social services, a Child Protective Services worker must interview the child within a certain time frame based upon the allegation.
Many family law attorneys in Raleigh are not familiar with the intricacies of CPS law and do not understand the scope of CPS power. Consulting with an experienced CPS attorney prior to CPS visiting your home can prepare you for what is to come. Hunt Law Group, P.C. has significant experience in CPS cases, and is available to assist parents and guide them through what can be a very difficult process. We will come to your home and be present for the CPS interview to make sure that all the proper protocol is being followed. We will lead you in the right direction and ensure that you are prepared for what is to come. We will fight hard to make sure that your constitutional rights as a parent are protected and that CPS does not take advantage of you.
Whether you are struggling with divorce, drug addiction, domestic violence or another life challenge that may put the safety of your child in question, our Raleigh firm is available to provide you with experienced legal advice on:
- How to handle a CPS investigation
- Whether you should complete the services recommended by CPS
- Alternative custody arrangements for your children
- Representing you in agency meetings and hearings
- Representing you in court proceedings
- Communicating with social workers and other CPS investigators
- Handling CPS petitions for custody to prevent your kids from being removed from your home
We urge you to take CPS investigations seriously. Without proper guidance you may risk losing your children. Our firm will help you to preserve your family. Make sure you call our firm the moment you suspect you may be under investigation!