Understand Your Legal Rights And Responsibilities

If you are being investigated by Child Protective Services (CPS) or if your children have been taken from your home, it is important to know your legal rights and responsibilities.

At the Law Offices of James V. Sansone, we are here to help you understand the charges against you, and will work with CPS and the courts to either dismiss the petition or establish a practical plan to help you keep your children.

Understanding The CPS Charges Against You

Understanding the allegations against you is one of the first steps in helping your situation and your family. There are numerous reasons that CPS may initiate an investigation and/or file a petition with the dependency court, including claims of:

  • Physical abuse of children
  • Parental addiction to drugs or alcohol
  • Child neglect
  • Leaving young children without supervision
  • Leaving children without food
  • Severe mental cruelty
  • Inability to control or protect your child

What You Need To Know About CPS And The Dependency Court Process

Once CPS is involved, the process of determining your ability to care for your children is highly complex. The numerous steps and complicated legal terms can cause confusion and uncertainty as to your rights or how to proceed. When you work with our law firm, we will help you understand everything you need to know about keeping or reuniting with your children.

If you have been contacted by CPS, learn how the investigation will proceed.If CPS files a petition with the court, it is important to understand the judicial process and your personal requirements. Learn answers to some of the most common questions that parents and guardians have regarding the juvenile dependency process. When your parental rights are on the line, you do not want to risk the loss of your children by having inadequate legal representation.

Don't Take Any Chances

Juvenile dependency matters are extremely serious. Don't take chances with an inexperienced lawyer or by representing yourself. Contact our firm at 707-623-1875 to discuss your best options for a happy ending.