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Mistakes you can make dealing with a CPS investigator

Having a Child Protective Services investigator knock on your door and ask to talk to you is one of the worst nightmares any California parent could face. It is a sign that you could be facing an ugly divorce and a potential conviction for child abuse. The state defines child abuse through intentional physical injuries, willful cruelty, sexual exploitation or parental neglect.

With so much at stake, it can be very easy for a parent to slip up and turn the eventual court case against them. To minimize or avoid criminal charges altogether, it is important to know common missteps that the accused often make in these scenarios to worsen their situations.

Child Protective Services: The process and investigation

Though you do your best as a parent, another adult feels as though you have violated law and put your children in danger. The concerned individual contacted Child Protective Services (CPS), and a case was opened to investigate your household. You worry greatly that you will lose contact with your children due to a misunderstanding.

CPS works to protect children from harmful environments across the United States. Though the CPS process seems daunting, investigators hope to determine whether your children’s living situation proves safe, secure and healthy. If CPS have taken your children after an investigation, it is essential that you contact an attorney committed to helping you earn back your custodial rights to your children.

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