What happens if you have an investigation by child protective services (CPS) and you do not have an attorney? Among other things, in most CPS investigations, the investigator is required by protocol to conduct a “home visit.” This is especially the case when the allegations involve younger children or the condition of the home. During […]
Have you ever wondered what questions child protective services (CPS) asks children when they conduct an investigation? Across the country, most CPS investigations begin the same way: a social worker asks (or demands) to talk to the parents, privately interview the children, and inspect the home. In almost every case we handle, when the social […]
When a child is removed from the home, regardless of how long they have been away from their family, research demonstrates that the effects are detrimental and permanent. The removal process traumatizes both children and parents, forever changing their lives. This article1 published by the University of Michigan Law School explains that all too often, children […]
After 5-month-old Mason Bright fell out of a chair and injured his head, his mother rushed him to the hospital. After the hospital discovered multiple skull fractures, they suspected child abuse and reported his parents to CPS. Blood tests later determined that Mason likely had a blood clotting disorder which would cause excessive bleeding. In […]
All too often, innocent parents find themselves facing a CPS investigation. Once someone reports a family to social services, it can be very difficult to get out of the investigation unscathed. When Jacob Weidner was about five weeks old, he began vomiting intensely. His mother took him to the emergency room. After a CT head […]
How likely is it that CPS will investigate your family? Over 37% of children will experience a child protective services (CPS) investigation by the time they turn 18, according to the American Public Health Association (APHA). In other words, the study shows that more than one in every three children will be the subject of a CPS investigation. […]
After her daughter showed signs of congestion, the mother of a 9-month-old baby girl known only as “Baby H” placed her on a pillow in her crib after giving her Tylenol.