Representation for Parents
Award-Winning Houston CPS Attorney
It may be the last thing you expect – Child Protective Services (CPS)
(also recognized as the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services)
showing up at your door, waving a
Child Safety and Evaluation Plan in your face, and threatening to take your children. How do you respond
under such drastic and potentially life-changing circumstances? The first
move you make should always be to secure legal counsel.
I am Attorney Dennis M. Slate and as a CPS lawyer, I have helped countless
families throughout Houston protect the relationships that matter most.
My firm was founded on determination and commitment, two things that set
it apart from others in Texas. Before you let CPS decide the future of
your family, seek representation from a firm that will never sacrifice
your best interests in favor of a quick solution.
What You Need to Know about Child Safety & Evaluation Plans
When CPS presents a parent with this safety plan and claims that it must
be signed or their child will be placed in foster care, they are not telling
the whole story. According to the law, a child may not be removed from
their home without a court order unless exigent circumstances exist. Exigent
circumstances means that the situation requires immediate action and many
times this is simply not the case.
Signing the safety plan gives CPS control. Although every case is different,
it is often better for the parent to have their case heard in court. In
court, CPS is forced to be honest with their plans and the parent gets
to share their side of the story. Parents also obtain the advantage of
legal representation by choosing to go to court.
Representation Backed by Nearly 15 Years’ Experience
Cases involving CPS or the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
(TDFPS) are never easy, which is why your choice of legal advocacy is
crucial. Not only am I familiar with CPS laws in Texas, I have also earned
all of the following certifications and awards:
- Board-Certified in Family Law
- 10.0 “Superb” Avvo Rating
- Houstonia Top Lawyers 2014
My firm can help you understand
parental child safety placement as it relates to your case and advise you on the most strategic way to
proceed. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your case, you can
have confidence in the high caliber of my entired legal team.
Get in touch with my firm today to begin taking back control of your family.