Temporary Removal of Child for Safety


If you or a loved one is under investigation for child abuse or neglect, you’ll need to contact a CPS defense attorney as soon as possible. Cases involving CPS are serious, and need to be handled promptly by a lawyer with ample experience and knowledge. When an individual reports suspicion of abuse or neglect, an officer will assess the claims and begin an investigation, assuming the information provided by the lead is true. It is up to you and your attorney to prove that you are innocent if you want to protect your family. Certain allegations may seem ridiculous to you, but the officer in charge of your case has no reason to believe that you did not abuse or neglect your child, and must proceed as if you are guilty. You’ll need the help of an experienced CPS attorney who understands what’s on the line.

The team of lawyers at Grabel & Associates has been working in criminal defense for over 15 years, and has worked on many cases involving CPS. Your legal representation will guide you every step of the way, preparing you for interviews and the investigation to ensure you have a fair shot at receiving a favorable outcome. If you want more information about how our defense attorneys can benefit you in your case involving CPS, give us a call or fill out our online contact form. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to start battling on your behalf.

Reasons Why Your Child May Be Removed From Your Home

If a CPS agent shows up at your front door and has reason to believe that your child has been harmed or is in danger, he or she may temporarily relocate your child. Common reasons for removal are suspicion of sexual abuse, neglect, parental drug use, physical abuse, and more. For 72 hours, your child may be placed in a foster home or a relative’s home in an effort to keep him or her safe while CPS concludes their investigation. While removal may only be temporary, it can still be harmful to the child. Being taken away from home is a traumatic experience, especially if the child is placed in a stranger’s care.

If you want to protect your child, connect with a lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney will help you fight back and prove your innocent. When you secure the services of an attorney from Grabel & Associates, you can rest assured knowing that protecting your parental rights is our top priority. We’re willing to aggressively battle on your behalf and will do whatever it takes to help you retain custody of your kids. The sooner you contact us, the more we can do to help you receive favorable results. Pick up the phone and call us right now to start your journey to justice.

Conditions for Return of Your Child

The removal of your child is a temporary safety precaution. If your son or daughter has been taken away, it is not the end of your legal battle. Your attorney will help you work with DHS to develop Conditions for Return, which is a collection of statements that outline what must happen for the child to come back home. Common Conditions for Return address one or more of the following:

  • Parental Willingness and Ability
  • Living Environment
  • Resources (Safety Service Providers)

When the social worker develops Conditions for Return, he or she will most likely consider the following:

  • Why was the child removed from the home?
  • Do the stated conditions for return address the reason why the child was removed from the home?
  • If the parent or guardian does not meet the Conditions for Return, will a sustainable in-home safety plan be possible?
  • Do the stated conditions address parental willingness and ability to support an in-home safety plan?
  • Will meeting the Conditions for Return demonstrate that the parents are willing and able to continue working towards the Expected Outcomes?
  • What level of supervision is necessary to ensure the child remains safe?
  • How often must Safety Service Providers be available to ensure the child remains safe?

Your attorney will help you prove that you meet the requirements for your child to be returned, getting your life back to normal. If you need help navigating this crucial stage of your case, call the Grabel & Associates team now. We’re available and ready to start working for you.

Our Approach to Cases Involving Temporary Removal of Child for Safety

At Grabel & Associates, we understand that reuniting your family is important. We will help you cooperate with CPS workers to ensure that your child is returned to your home. As soon as you contact us, a seasoned lawyer will start reviewing the details of your case and come up with the best approach to your defense. He or she will work tirelessly to prove that you are a suitable guardian and that your child is safe in your home. If you have questions about how our services may benefit you in your case involving CPS, reach out to us today.

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