Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) cases, commonly known as Child Protective Services (CPS) cases, make up an extremely complicated area of law. Most people simply don’t understand what CPS does or what their rights are when dealing with this agency.
At Dauphin Law, a Professional Corporation, we help put clients at ease and protect their rights when dealing with CPS. Attorney Christine Dauphin Lacy, who served more than a decade as a judge in San Antonio, has a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations in CPS cases. Our firm focuses on protecting children and protecting families.
It can be a terrifying, life-changing moment for any parent or spouse when CPS shows up with allegations of abuse or neglect. In a situation like this, you need help from a lawyer you can trust.
Our primary goal is to help people. We will not judge you. Attorney Dauphin Lacy and our legal team are here to help you protect your rights in the legal system and help you heal and become a better parent. Whether you are dealing with substance abuse or other issues, we can help you find the resources you need to start a new life.
In some cases, abuse or neglect allegations are unfounded. A spouse could be using allegations like this to obtain an advantage in a divorce. Other cases can involve a simple mistake leading to a neighbor or teacher calling the police. Either way, these cases require strong advocacy. With our unique legal experience and approach as advocates, we can make sure that your rights are protected.
In addition to our work with clients in the CPS system, Ms. Dauphin Lacy is also qualified to serve as an attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem. In this role, she is assigned by the court to represent the interests of the child in CPS and investigate cases, and advocate for the best interests of the child through recommendations to the court about the appropriate course of action.
Because she is able to advocate for parents facing allegations and for children in the system – and because of her years of experience as a municipal court judge – Ms. Dauphin Lacy is able to approach cases with a 360-degree view of the CPS system and use her mediation skills to find solutions that protect the child and provide the best possible resolution of the case for all concerned.
The best thing you can do in CPS cases is to get a trusted attorney involved as soon as possible. At Dauphin Law PC, we can help you. Call or contact us online to get the assistance you need.