Child Placement - Temporary and Permanent


If you or a loved one has been accused of child abuse or neglect, you need the help of a skilled defense attorney to combat charges and protect your parental rights. Cases involving CPS can be difficult to navigate and require experience and perseverance on behalf of your CPS defense lawyer in Michigan. The Grabel & Associates team has worked on numerous cases involving children and families in Michigan, and knows what it takes to be successful. We understand how CPS operates, and can provide you with unrivaled legal counsel, no matter what the specifics of your case.

If you need help retaining custody of your child or children, contact our team of defense attorneys right now. When the future of your family is on the line, don’t settle for second-rate legal representation. Pick up the phone right now and reach out to one of Michigan’s elite defense firms.

Temporary Child Relocation During a CPS Investigation

Upon receiving a report of suspected abuse or neglect, the CPS worker will visit the home of the alleged victim, interview the individuals involved, and review all the relevant documents. If the CPS worker finds out that the child is currently facing danger of serious harm, or that the caregiver is unable to protect the child from harm and there are no reasonable efforts CPS can make to protect the child in his or her home, the worker may issue an emergency, temporary relocation of the child. The child may be placed in a foster home, or with family or friends if pre-arranged. If CPS temporarily removes your child without a hearing, an emergency hearing must be scheduled as soon as possible. Two weeks after removal of the child, an Adversary Hearing will be scheduled. During this hearing, the court will enter temporary orders regarding the child’s return to the parent or guardian if it is deemed safe to do so. If the child cannot safely be returned to his or her home, CPS will outline temporary orders will state your rights as a parent or guardian, visitation, child support, and any services that are required to ensure the wellbeing of the child.

Permanent Child Relocation Following a CPS Investigation

Sixty days after the Adversary Hearing, the court will hold a Status Hearing. During the Status Hearing, the child’s status will be reviewed and a permanent plan will be developed. Over the next two years, five more hearings will take place to ensure the plan is benefiting the child. The court has until day 720 to enter a final order regarding the conservatorship of the child. If your family is facing potential permanent child relocation, you’ll need the help of a skilled defense attorney to have a shot at retaining custody. The Grabel & Associates team understands your desire to keep your family together, and will work tirelessly to prove your innocence and protect your parental rights. We will carefully review every detail of your case and even conduct our own investigation if necessary. For more information about how we can help protect you and your family, give us a call today.

Our Approach to Cases Involving Temporary and Permanent Child Placement

Being removed from home for any period of time can be scarring for a child, especially if the child is forced to live with strangers. Our attorneys will help you prepare for the worst, while battling for the best. We will help you set up alternatives to foster care that will make the transition easier on your child. We’ll look at potential family and friends that may be willing to temporarily care for your child while you fight for your parental rights. We understand that child abuse and neglect cases move quickly, which is why a member of our staff is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions and provide you with a free initial case consultation. He or she will also set you up with a lawyer on our staff that has worked on cases similar to your own, so you can view his or her track record and be confident in your decision to partner with Grabel & Associates. We’re willing to step in at any stage of your case, whether you’re under investigation for child abuse or neglect or you’re facing permanent child relocation, and will do everything in our power to earn you a shot at justice. Pick up the phone right now and call our firm to learn more about how we can help protect you and your child.

Contact Us for 24/7 Defense in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

Getting connected with out staff is as easy as calling 1-800-342-7896. A seasoned case analyst will review the details of your case and advise you of the best course of action to lead to your desired results. Don’t hesitate a moment long. Pick up the phone and call us right now!