If you are searching for “DCS Lawyers” or “CPS Lawyers near me” in Phoenix or Scottsdale, Moshier Law can help!
Our firm has handled some of the toughest cases involving termination of parental rights and rights of third parties. We have represented clients seeking to terminate rights of parents, and clients seeking to adopt a child. We have also represented relatives of parents whose children are being taken away by DCS.
Termination of parental rights cases are handled by the juvenile courts in Durango or Mesa, Arizona. In one extreme case, we were even asked to help a parent reinstate their rights after termination. While not all cases may have this outcome, we were able to help that parent re-establish custodial rights. A common scenario is when a father seeks to establish parental rights through a paternity claim, the father may then face a case where his rights are threatened.
DCS, formerly CPS, has to provide certain services to parents when DCS wants to sever a parent’s rights. Knowing the laws, cross-examining DCS and knowing the path to choose with DCS can require expert guidance and skill. We have a ready list of all the major cases involving DCS and CPS and termination or reinstatement of rights. When it comes to DCS, you cannot afford not to have excellent legal representation. You have legal rights, but DCS may not tell you what those rights are. Moshier Law will be tenacious in advocating for your legal rights, every step of the way.
Getting investigated by Child Protective Services for presumed child neglect or abuse is something no parent wants to go through.
But as demonstrated by the recently reported CPS investigation of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, social workers can come knocking at any time. The CPS investigation was reportedly initiated after a tip was left anonymously: It seems someone didn’t like seeing a picture of a then 13-year-old Willow Smith in bed with a shirtless 20-year-old actor that was posted on (and then quickly removed) social media.
If you are the subject of a CPS probe, do you need legal counsel? Here are three reasons why “lawyering up” may better for you:
- Everything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You.
If you’re being wrongly accused of abusing your child(ren), it’s very easy to become frustrated and to lash out at social workers and investigators. Nevertheless, any obstruction of CPS workers, or angry words blurted out because you are frustrated, will only worsen your situation. A lawyer can help you know exactly what to say, when you can say it, and probably most important, what you shouldn’t say and when to keep your mouth shut.
- A Lawyer Knows the Law and How to Deal with Your Local Court System.
If the investigation of the suspected child abuse case causes removal or an intervention, a knowledgeable family law attorney will not only know the proceeding that your county’s CPS agency are required to follow, but also the correct way to pursue the return of your child(ren).
Maybe police and social workers got carried away and abused your constitutional rights or failed in their investigation. Or maybe CPS intervention worsened your child’s situation – such as, placing your child(ren) in an inappropriate foster home. A lawyer is vital in these situations.
An experienced attorney will also know the local court system inside and out and will have an honest idea of what to expect from certain judges.
- You Need Someone on Your Side to Fight for You.
Accusations of child abuse may cause your family and friends to question or be reluctant to support you. A family law attorney will be a trustworthy source for not only legal information, but also the peace of mind knowing that you have someone looking out for your best interests and is in your corner fighting for you. Your lawyer will also be able to handle law-enforcement officers, CPS investigators, and other attorneys so that you don’t have to.
CPS investigations can be challenging, aggressive and possibly life changing. If you or your family find you are being investigated by CPS and need advice or help in stopping an intervention or removal, contact an experienced family law attorney today.
Fight CPS in Arizona with a Lawyer
Parent’s children are the most valuable things in their lives. The government’s infringement into their relationship can be damaging to them and their child. The Department of Child Services (commonly known as CPS) can decide to remove the child with accusations of neglect or abuse. It could be that the claims are incorrect or that the they’re not enough to have the child(ren) removed. If that is the case, they need an attorney that will go court and set the record straight for the child(ren) to be reunited. Or, if the accusations are correct, and the parent(s) require insistent representation and counsel when making changes that are required to get their child(ren) back. Whatever the circumstances are, when their child(ren) are taken from them, swift measures are needed.
Moshier Law has represented 100’s of parents and child(ren) in Juvenile Court, battling tirelessly to keep families intact and take the government out of their lives. Parents shouldn’t concede on being reunited. Moshier Law is sympathetic of special situations involving parents charged with a crime, and that have had their children taken away by DCS. If this is, unfortunately your situation, Moshier Law can act on your behalf in each case, that streamlines the procedure and enables for more of a cooperative method to your legal concerns.
These cases need a cooperative effort and open dialog between the client and attorney. Every family is different and unique, Moshier Law will interact with you throughout the process, organizing and implementing a strategy that will reunify your family as fast as imaginable.
Speak with Our DCS & CPS Lawyers In Phoenix & Scottsdale
Our DCS & CPS Lawyers in Phoenix and Scottsdale will advance your case with concern and personal attention and always have you and your children’s best interest in mind when offering legal solutions.
Our experienced family law attorneys and will work with you to obtain the best possible outcome in your situation. We shall represent you fully, so you can get on with your life. Give us a call today at 480-999-0800 for a free consultation.