My job is to defend families in CHINS and TPR proceedings and against DCS/CPS allegations. If you are being investigated by DCS or CPS, you must call my office so you can protect your rights.
If you or your family are being investigated by the Department of Child Services (DCS) and/or Child Protection Services (CPS), your world can get turned upside down in an instant. Fighting back against DCS and CPS allegations can be infuriating, drawn out, and exhausting. They have an army of lawyers, investigators, and a massive budget.
Depending on the nature of your case, if the juvenile court agrees with DCS/CPS, the consequences for you or your family can be severe.
One type of case is Child in Need of Services (“CHINS”). If the juvenile court agrees with DCS and/or CPS, the court can order your child and family to receive various services. Individual and family counseling to behavioral and health monitoring to placement with outside relatives and/or other interventions as deemed necessary by the court.
In certain types of cases, the court may terminate parental rights (“Termination of Parental Rights”) and end the parent/child relationship.
- See Indiana Code 31-34-1-1 et seq for more information.
*See complete Indiana Code for full description of all statutes. This is a partial listing only.