Dallas, TX asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Texas

Q: I was attacked in my hotel room after door busted in and my child kidnapped the suspect went to jail yet Cps came

Why would Cps have the right to take my child if we were the victims and what can I do

2 Lawyer Answers
Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: There will be an initial court date where you can tell the Judge that you contest the removal of your children by CPS. The court will ask you if you need a court-appointed attorney or if you will be hiring your own attorney.

Kiele Linroth Pace agrees with this answer

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It is your responsibility to keep your child safe. CPS might be concerned that you exposed the child to unsafe people. Hire a local family law attorney with experience actually fighting CPS... you might not want an attorney with only "Ad Litem" experience who will be too conciliatory with CPS. If you are sure you are in the right then you might want to choose an attorney who understands that sometimes an adversarial approach is more effective than a collaborative one.

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