Child Protective Services

El Paso CPS Attorney

Child Protective Services (CPS), now known as the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, is dedicated to ensuring that minor children throughout the state have proper care. While the CPS mission is an important one, the agency can be difficult to deal with, and many people are uncertain how to navigate matters involving CPS.

Whether you are a parent under investigation or someone looking to foster or adopt through CPS, you need legal guidance and representation. Do not wait to reach out to the office of Celia A. Villaseñor, Attorney and Counselor at Law, for help in English or Spanish.

CPS Investigations

When CPS receives a report of possible child neglect or abuse, they might launch an investigation into the parent’s fitness and ability to care for one or more children. This is a terrifying process for any parent, even if you know you have not done anything wrong. Anything you say to CPS can be part of your file and used against you, and CPS might reach the decision to try to terminate your parental rights.

If you are under investigation by CPS, you want the help of a skilled CPS lawyer as soon as possible. We can advise you on how to respond to inquiries and represent you in court if necessary. We will help you fight for your rights to continue parenting your child whenever possible.

Foster Parents and Adoptions

When a child is removed from their parent’s home, they need a place to live and someone to care for them. Many people step up to be foster parents and even seek to adopt children, through the foster program, who have lost their parents - either through the termination of rights or other reasons.

This can always be a complicated legal situation, as the rights and interests of many parties are involved. It can be beneficial to seek legal help if you are involved in the CPS foster or adoption process. We can help guide you through the process, answer all of your questions, and help ensure the process goes smoothly for you and the child involved.

Interventions by Family Members or Friends

Sometimes, a child you love is involved in a CPS case, though you are not a parent. Can other relatives or other individuals get involved and stand up for the child’s interests? This is referred to as intervention, and it is not a simple process.

First, we can determine if you can establish standing to intervene in a CPS case, which requires being a legal representative of the child or having actual control and care of the child for a period of time. In some cases, relatives who intervene might also seek to adopt the child to ensure they are in a loving home. We help grandparents and other close relatives with this process, as well as represent parents in CPS cases.

Contact an El Paso Child Protective Services Lawyer Right Away

If you have any business with CPS in Texas, you want Celia A. Villaseñor, Attorney and Counselor at Law, by your side. Contact us online or call (915)838-0890 to discuss your situation.