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.
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.