Termination of Parental Rights for Sex Crime - Post Termination Review
If your child is taken from you, an initial hearing will take place within 72 hours. Your lawyer will use this hearing to gather information about the CPS investigation and learn what claims CPS will bring against you. You will have a chance to enter a plea and your case will move on to the adjudication hearing. At this hearing, your CPS attorney will present facts and witnesses before a judge and he or she will decide if you are a fit guardian for your children.
The judge has the power to terminate your parental rights and place your child in another home. If this happens, your child will live with a friend, family member, or foster family for six months, after which your case will be up for review. During this time, you will be asked to follow a care plan. If you have stuck to the plan and show improvement, the judge may decide to place your children back in your home. It is important to attend all mandatory meetings and closely follow the plan outlined by CPS if you want a shot at regaining custody of your child.
False Claims by CPS for Parental Rights Termination
Child Protective Services, or CPS, works to protect children from abuse and neglect that takes place in the home. If a parent or guardian is not caring and providing for their child, CPS will step in and take action to promote the wellbeing and health of the child. Investigations typically begin with a call from a mandated reporter who has witnessed what they believe to be abuse or neglect. CPS will do their best to validate the claims and begin and investigation within 24 hours if they believe there is adequate reason to believe the child needs help.
Unfortunately, false claims of abuse and neglect are made and sometimes CPS cannot uncover the truth. If you have been accused of harming your child, a defense attorney is the first step to fight back. A lawyer will prepare you for the investigation and stand between CPS and your family, shielding you from harsh investigation tactics. Contact Grabel & Associates today to learn more about how an attorney can help you navigate a CPS investigation.
Sex Crimes and CPS Parental Rights Termination
If you have been accused of committing a sex crime, it is likely CPS will look into your case. Even if the details of your sex crime do not involve your child, he or she may have suffered second-hand. CPS workers will check to make sure you provided proper emotional, physical, and monetary support and that you did not exposure your child to inappropriate material. If you want to keep your family together and maintain custody of your child, it is important to contact a skilled defense attorney early on in your case. The sooner a lawyer gets involved, the better your chances will be at achieving a favorable case outcome.
Investigations typically begin with a home visit and include interviews with you and your child, a doctor’s examination, a review of relevant case documents, and an assessment of your family’s strengths and weaknesses. If at any point during the investigation, CPS decides your child is not safe in your home, he or she will be removed and temporarily placed with another family.
Desired Outcome in CPS Cases
Keeping your family together is our top priority. We understand what is at stake for parents involved in sex crime cases and will do everything in our power to clear your name and shield your family from CPS investigations. When you connect with our staff, you will be placed with an attorney that has worked on numerous sex crime cases. This experience and knowledge will put you one step ahead, making it easier to earn your desired outcome.
If you need help proving your innocence and maintaining custody of your child, call us today. We are willing to step in at any stage of your case and will aggressively battle on your behalf.
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To speak with our sex crime specialists, contact us online or dial 1-800-883-2138. We are available 24/7 to take your call and provide you with a free initial case consultation. Remember, it is never too early to start battling back and working to clear your name.