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Child protection services removed infant after fall

Parents know how important it is to seek prompt medical attention for serious injuries, so getting children to the emergency room is a priority. Unfortunately, some doctors misinterpret children's injuries. An attentive parent who was just doing his or her best to get medical treatment for a child could end up being investigated by child protective services. In 2018, two Texas parents went through this exact situation.

Child protection defense: Better understanding Texas' abuse laws

Parenting is never easy, but for some it can be much harder. Parents who are accused of abuse or neglect often face uphill battles on behalf of both themselves and their children. This can be an extremely difficult process, and parents may understandably feel isolated and alone. Understanding more about how Texas child abuse laws work may help some parents better address their plans for child protection defense.

Child protection defense: Mother of 5 arrested for abandonment

Texas police recently arrested a woman who supposedly left her five children at home alone while she traveled out of state. However, the woman refutes the allegation that she abandoned her children and is instead chalking it up to a misunderstanding between her and other adults. In this type of situation, mounting a strong child protection defense can be important, particularly for parents who hope to keep or regain custody of their children.

Child protection defense: Mother of 3 charged with neglect

For parents, there is usually nothing more important than the safety of their children. Unfortunately, parents are still human and as such are not perfect. Parents in Texas make decisions each and every day that they later regret, wondering if there was a better option at the time. When these decisions lead to allegations of abuse or neglect, mounting a strong and timely child protection defense can be essential.

Why do I need a child protection defense?

Your children mean the world to you, and anything that compromises your ability to be there for them can be particularly difficult. If you were accused of abuse or endangerment, you might understandably be feeling overwhelmed and confused about what to do next. Developing a strong child protection defense can be a crucial first step to getting you and your children's lives back on track.

Child protection defense: What are mandatory reporters?

Mandatory reporters play an important role in protecting children who are suffering from abuse. However, because of the nature of being a mandatory reporter, some adults may act overzealously and report things that are either non-issues or completely non-existent. For Texas parents who are currently working on their child protection defense, here are a few important things to understand about mandatory reporters.

Maintain a strong child protection defense against false claims

For Texas parents, there are few things more terrifying than potentially losing access to their children. These fears may be realized when under investigation by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Maintaining a strong child protection defense is often essential for parents who are eager to be reunited with their children or to maintain custody.

A child protection defense team can keep your child with family

For Texas parents, there is nothing worse than being accused of compromising the well-being of your children. Sadly, this is the reality that many loving parents face every day. When dealing with these types of allegations, it is essential for parents to work with a qualified child protection defense team, which will ensure that the involved child's best interests are respected and that the parent's rights are also upheld.

New law may provide a child protection defense for parents

Certain situations arise in which a parent has few resources to effectively care for a child. A parent may then wish to temporarily place a child in the care of another person while he or she acquires the needed resources that will allow him or her to be able to care for the child again. Sometimes, leaving a child with another person could cause the parent to be charged with neglect or abandonment, and this can leave the parent in need of a child protection defense. A proposed law in another state raises the issue and provides a solution that may be useful for parents in the state of Texas. 

Parents mount child protection defense in crib case

A case of an allegedly caged child is sure to grab headlines. The real impacts of such a claim, that a parent would cage a child, can prove disastrous for a family if the assertions are inaccurate or untrue. A recent case involving a disabled child called for the parents to mount a child protection defense in order to have their child returned to their care. Families in Texas who may be facing false allegations of child abuse or neglect may be interested in the details of this particular news story. 

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