Child Protective Services, or CPS, has the authority to remove children from an environment they believe is unsafe for a child. Under state law, any parent accused of having abused or neglected a child may be facing a frightening legal situation, with the child suddenly removed from the home. These cases can have tragic consequences for both the child and the parent. An Emergency Removal Order can be issued by the court, allowing CPS to remove your children without notice or warning.
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Restoring Parental Rights in CPS Cases
You may have been wrongfully accused of child abuse or neglect. Teachers, doctors, nurses, and other professionals who work with children who suspect abuse or neglect are required by law to report these cases to Social Services. Neighbors, associates, or others may have reported abuse for various reasons. Once reported, the wheels of the system begin to turn, and in many cases, innocent parents face a tragic situation, with the children removed from the home, that requires resolution as quickly as possible. Our team of attorneys is committed to vigorously protecting the rights of parents involved in child protective services cases.
Norfolk Justice: Representing Parents in CPS Cases
At Norfolk Justice, we represent parents in Child Protective Services cases throughout Norfolk, the Eastern Shore, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth. We take a collaborative team approach to Child Protective Services cases, and you will have multiple members of our team working on your behalf to resolve a CPS case. We bring ultimate care and attention to these cases as we recognize the critical importance of achieving a positive outcome as rapidly as the law allows.
Virginia Law – Abuse and Neglect
Under Virginia Law § 63.2-100, abuse and neglect is defined as when a parent (or other party responsible for the care of a child) inflicts, or threatens to inflict physical or mental injury, or creates a substantial risk to the child of death, disfigurement or impairment. A report from a teacher, doctor, or another professional can trigger the unfair, immediate removal of a child who suffered an accidental injury. If your child has been removed by CPS, or you are being investigated, your first action must be to engage the services of a family law attorney who has experience dealing with CPS cases, and who can take on your case with confidence and dedication.
Call Norfolk Justice today at (757) 255-7898 for the legal help you need in a Child Protective Services case. We will work closely with you throughout your case, pursuing the most favorable outcome possible, as quickly as possible.
- We Fight Vigorously to Achieve the Best Possible Outcome
- We Are Easy to Communicate with & Readily Accessible
- A Collaborative Team Approach with Multiple Attorneys