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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.