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Salt Lake City Family Law Attorneys Reunite Families

Putting your family back together

Nothing is more painful than losing your children. When your family has been split up, we help you get back together. The family law attorneys at Smart, Schofield, Shorter have extensive experience in family court and know how the system works. We can put our knowledge to work for you.

When CPS plays a role

Child Protective Services (CPS) steps in when there are accusations of child abuse, domestic violence, physical abuse and neglect. Typically, the process begins when an accusation is made. CPS then investigates and finds the claim to be false, invalid or true. If it’s true, the agency can provide services or remove the child from the home, and the court determines placement. CPS and law enforcement officials talk to you and your children and use that information in your case, so you need an advocate on your side.

How can a family law attorney help in DCFS & CPS cases?

You might be feeling helpless when you are facing the prospect of losing your children, or if your children have already been removed from your home. There are several ways in which a family law lawyer can help you when you are dealing with DCFS and CPS.

If you are in the process of losing your children, or if your children were in the custody of your former spouse when they were removed by DCFS or CPS, an attorney can help you get custody of your children. They can also support you in the investigation and appeals process for those who are in the DCFS database and working to disprove false allegations so that you can get your children back.

There are several hearings along the way, from the initial investigation to the point at which a child is removed from the home. Our experienced family law attorneys can help you navigate this process and present all sides of the story so you can be reunited with your children.

Being in the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) database, means you are limited as to where you can work and to whom you are allowed to be around. You have 30 days to a year to appeal this listing. A family law attorney at Smart, Schofield, Shorter  can get you off this database and back to your life.

Call a Salt Lake City family law firm with experience in DCFS/CPS cases

Our firm of family law attorneys at Smart, Schofield, Shorter is experienced in getting parents’ rights restored and helping put your family back together. Call 801-747-0647 or contact us today for a free consultation about your case.

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