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    Karen B.

  • “A voice for our family.”


  • “Dennis owns the court room and demands justice.”

    Happy Client

  • “It was a relief to be able to place my situation in capable hands.”


  • “Got the job done fast and also kept my spirits high during the process.”

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  • “To Dennis and his entire staff, our family will be forever indebted.”

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  • “He was a hard fighter for us.”


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Houston Child Protective Services Lawyers

Sanctions Against Child Protective Services

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, acting through its Child Protective Services Division, is known to make mistakes. Unfortunately, these mistakes can potentially cause severe disruption in the long term stability and wellbeing of families, as well as a great deal of shame and embarrassment.

When parents or grandparents unjustly have their children taken away, it can be an emotionally traumatic experience for everyone involved, and the family may never fully recover from the episode. In the short term, the parents are likely to incur significant expenses in the battle to get their children back, as well as losing income from missing time at work.

Get the Legal Help You Need from Our Houston Law Firm

When you have been the victim of bad faith actions on the part of Texas CPS, you need to speak with a Houston child protective services lawyer who has experience in successfully representing parents in your situation. You could easily lose the fight to recover custody of your children, and even in cases where the parents are successful the agency usually goes uncorrected for its mistakes.

Your attorney can argue in court that the judge should officially sanction the department for its failure to properly investigate your situation, or for other breaches of good faith against you, such as CPS parental rights termination without valid evidence of child abuse or child neglect.

Legal Help When CPS Takes Your Children

Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law obtained a groundbreaking judgment against CPS for conduct in removing children. We have since been retained on several similar cases, and we have built a strong record of success.

We will treat your case with care and dignity, providing you with the skill and experience of the big downtown family law firms but at a small town price. Contact a Houston child protective services lawyer to learn more about how we may be able to help you obtain a sanction against the agency for causing a disruption in your family.

If this is an emergency situation, be sure to include enough details in your online message to ensure that we can act quickly!

Why Choose Us?

  • 60+ Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Named One of the Top Family Law Firms in Houston by H Texas Magazine

  • 10/10 Avvo Rating

  • Attorney Slate Served in U.S. Military for 25 Years

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Please note, the attorneys at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, are only licensed to practice in the state of Texas, and cannot assist with out-of-state cases.
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