Houston Child Abuse Attorney
Did child protective services take your children or grandchildren?
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) is set up
to receive reports from anyone in the community on cases of child abuse and
child neglect Certain professionals, such as doctors, social workers and members of
the clergy are even required by law to make a report any time that evidence
of abuse surfaces. The agency will dispatch an investigator to your home
in order to determine whether the report is founded upon fact and to take
action to protect your children if necessary.
When you find the stability of your family threatened by rumors of child
abuse, you need the representation of a knowledgeable
Houston child protective services lawyer to help you prevent state intervention in your parenting or grandparenting.
The Texas Family Code lists several actions and omissions that will be
looked upon as abuse.
- Causing or permitting Injuries to the mental or emotional health of the
child which clearly impairs the child's growth, development or psychological
- Causing or allowing a physical injury that substantially harms the child,
as well as placing the child in danger of such injury
- Sexual abuse or failure to make reasonable attempts to prevent sexual abuse
- Use of a controlled substance in a manner that could harm the child physically,
mentally or emotionally
The court will take any evidence of child abuse seriously, and you will
need to be prepared to effectively defend the case and disprove all allegations.
Otherwise, your children will be removed to a
foster family or placed up for adoption.
Child Abuse Attorney in Houston Area
CPS agents are dedicated to protecting the safety and wellbeing of children
in our community, but they sometimes make mistakes in investigation or
act prematurely to remove children from the home. It can be difficult
to turn things around once the agency has started on a course of action,
but I will fight on your behalf to get your children back from CPS.
The firm of Dennis M. Slate, Attorney at Law has earned a reputation in
Houston for successfully challenging CPS actions, and our legal actions
may even result in a
sanction in your favor.
Contact a Houston child abuse lawyer when allegations of child abuse threaten to tear your family apart. We
offer representation of parents and grandparents dealing with TDFPS matters
If you are facing an emergency situation, please include enough information on your
case evaluation form to convey the immediate nature of the situation.