When Parental Rights are at risk, it’s important to find an attorney who deals with these kinds of cases and is not afraid to fight for you and your family. You’ll find that kind of attorney on our team.
The risks to your family are high when the state questions your parental rights. The state has the ability to order extended monitoring of your home, supervised visitation with your children, mandatory counseling, the removal of the children from the home, and even criminal charges.
Typically, Parental Rights cases begin when the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) or state Child Protective Services (CPS) officials enter your home for a variety of reasons, including allegations of:
Any issue affecting children
It is important to act quickly if you are facing an allegation from the state, police or court system. See our section on CPS investigations for more information. And if you find yourself potentially losing your Parental Rights, contact an attorney at Triton Legal PLC immediately.
Child Protective Services (CPS) investigations in Bay City, Michigan can have an horrendous effect on a family; particularly children. They often result in caseworker, police, and court involvement, involve the suspension or elimination of parental rights, and can permanently tarnish not only your reputation, but destroy your family as well. Knowing what your rights and responsibilities are is important to being able to deal with a CPS investigation.
Check out the Protective Services Manual and read up on what you should know about what workers can and cannot do. Beyond that, reaching out to an experienced and knowledgeable CPS lawyer before speaking to a worker can have a massive impact on how an investigation may conclude. Don’t try and fight CPS alone. You need aggressive representation from the very start.
The attorneys at Triton Legal PLC are experienced in all phases of these child protective service investigations and have learned that the most important thing to do when faced with one is to immediately contact one of our attorneys. Do not talk to the police or Child Protective Services until you have spoken to one of our CPS lawyers.
If you have already made any statements, it is not too late. We successfully represent parents in all phases of Child Protective Services (CPS) investigations and have reunited numerous families from some of the worst scenarios.
Aside from involvement in court proceedings that force you to complete services to get your children back, CPS will likely place your name on the Central Registry if you are found by a preponderance of evidence to be a perpetrator of abuse and neglect. Being placed on the central registry is a statutory requirement under MCL 722.627 and requires CPS to place perpetrators on the list under certain circumstances.
It is important to immediately contact the experienced Michigan Central Registry lawyers at Triton Legal to begin the process of removing your name from the Central Registry. You have 180 days from the time your name is placed in the Central Registry to request to have it removed. Don’t delay, as delaying the request can cause your Michigan Central Registry expungement to become more difficult.