Santa Clara and Santa Cruz County, California, Child Protective Services Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County CPS Attorney • Child Dependency
Sometimes it is necessary to take a child away from a family. There is abuse or neglect in the home that justifies removing the child and placing the child in a safer environment. But there are times when Child Protective Services (CPS) over-reacts and takes a child without good cause. If that has happened to you, make sure you have a child dependency lawyer who will protect your rights as a parent.
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When a child comes into the Child Protective Services system, the court wants to make sure the child leaves that system safely - either to the child's family or to another living arrangement. Even when the charges against parents seemingly have no basis in fact, the court does not want to make a mistake that would result in harming a child.
Many circumstances can lead to a child being wrongfully removed from a family. Misinformation supplied by an angry relative or neighbor can result in an untrue report. A social worker may not understand a situation and over-react. Egos and fear may result in a squabble between the CPS worker and the parent - and the social worker reacts by removing the child. Miscommunications due to language or cultural differences may lead to removal of the child.
If your child has been removed from your home, our child dependency attorneys can protect your rights and the best interests of your child.
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