Representation for Parents
Award-Winning Houston CPS Attorneys
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.
At Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our CPS lawyers have helped countless families throughout Houston protect the relationships that matter most. We were 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 over 100 Years’ Combined 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 are we familiar with CPS laws in Texas, we have also earned all of the following certifications and awards:
- Over 100 Years’ Combined Experience
- 10.0 “Superb” Avvo Rating, Founding Attorney Dennis Slate
- Houstonia Top Lawyers 2014
- Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Founding Attorney Dennis Slate
We 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 our entire legal team.
Get in touch with our firm today to begin taking back control of your family.