Peck, MI asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Michigan

Q: What is a red flag 2 a judge/ref w/case of CPS/criminal histories? Do other agencies investigate & report back?

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: A CPS history will always raise a red flag. Criminal histories? Possibly, and depends on when and what happened.

A judge's concern is always the best interests of the child, and will interpret any CPS or criminal history with that in mind. It's not uncommon for BOTH parents to have negative history. And just because one or both parents have that, does not mean that they cannot be effective parents now, or that the other parent is necessarily "better".

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