Chatham, NY asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New York

Q: Can cps come into your home without permission?

I was in a psychiatric center for depression and when i was talking to the therapist they asked me if i had guns in my home and i said yes because my husband is a hunter. I had a 2 year old at home and when i was in the hospital, the therapist called cps on us and they came and checked our house. Is this legal in NY?

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2 Lawyer Answers
Sandra M. Colatosti
Sandra M. Colatosti
Answered
  • ALBANY, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes it is legal.

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Protecting children is popular, and what is popular is made legal. So, yes, CPS/ACS can enter the home and do anything they want.

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-violating-rights-in-the-name-of-protecting-children-20221018-j2ua4hye6racfb55xuedvkcvtq-story.html

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