Child Protective Services Attorney Serving
Frisco, Texas and Surrounding Areas
Protecting your child is your top priority; protecting your rights is mine. I’m committed to providing households like yours with litigation services and securing ideal futures for the children of Frisco, Texas, and the surrounding areas of Plano, Collin County, and Denton County. Learn more about your options by setting up a consultation, or text me at (469) 854-1900 for an immediate response.
The Purpose of Child Protective Services
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) assesses child abuse, neglect, and exploitation reports. Child Protective Services (CPS) gets involved with families once the DFPS Investigation division makes a referral.
CPS investigates reports of this nature to determine the next steps for the allegedly abused or neglected child, which could include placing children in foster care or adoptive homes or providing strengthening services to them and their families in their own homes.
CPS visiting your family home is anything but ideal. My approach to serving clients in cases of child protection is rooted in compassion and reliability. With me in your corner, I’ll make sure your questions are answered, your concerns are heard, and your defense case honors the best interests of your family.
What to Expect During the CPS Investigation Process
Once an incident is reported to the CPS, caseworkers will initiate and complete the assessment within 30 days. They will generally do any or all of the following:
Interview the child for whom the report was made, as well as any other children in the home or other household members who may have insights into the situation
Reach out to inform the family of any interviews and the nature of the allegations within 24 hours after an investigation has occurred.
Walk through the report with the family to rule out any instances of abuse or neglect by determining explanations for injuries, safety concerns, or other risk factors.
Visually examine children for physical signs of abuse or neglect
Request mental health records or examinations of the child, since not all abuse can be seen
At the end of the investigation, DFPS makes a disposition, which is a ruling on the allegation. They will conclude whether your child is safe or unsafe. If they determine the latter, they may - depending on severity - offer specialized services to address the problem.
Tailored to Your Case
How I Can Help
If your child was removed from your care, or if you’re dealing with CPS for a different reason, you must talk to an attorney immediately. At the Law Office of Dawn R Hedlund, PLLC, I can investigate the reason CPS was called to your home and map out legal strategies that will benefit your case. Contact me today for the dedicated representation you deserve.
You don’t want the future of your family to be in the hands of chance. Let me put my years of experience as an attorney serving the state of Texas to work for you and the ones you love. I'm ready and willing to help you pursue the resolution you seek.
Be at Peace Regarding Your Child’s Future
Handling a case involving child protection is indescribably difficult, but you don’t have to do it on your own. Reach out to me at the Law Office of Dawn R Hedlund, PLLC for compassionate assistance. I’ve been providing legal counsel to clients and their families since 2002, making me the experienced partner you want in your corner.
At the Law Office of Dawn R Hedlund, PLLC, I advocate for the parents and guardians of Texas in cases of child protection law. Get in touch with me today to find out how I can help you and your family achieve peace of mind and realize the resolution you desire.
From my office in Allen, I proudly serve clients in Frisco and Plano, as well as those located throughout Collin and Denton counties.