Child Protective Services

Family and Divorce Law

Austin, TX

Defend your parental rights.

If CPS is involved in your life, your parental rights and privacy are at risk. The Child Protective Services (CPS) agency can investigate any accusations made against you, even if the allegations are false, and even if the source is an anonymous tip-off. Many parents find dealing with CPS a stressful experience and they need the help of an experienced CPS attorney to protect their families and guide them through the complexity of a CPS investigation or case. If you’re concerned about CPS involvement in your life, you need the help of an experienced attorney to defend your parental rights.

Wherever you need support, from mediation, to negotiations, to fighting for you in the courtroom, hire a lawyer you can trust at Thompson Law. Contact us today to book your consultation.

What is Child Protective Services? (CPS)

For parents, there is no greater fear than losing their children. Child Protective Services (CPS) is a State agency designed to ensure children’s welfare and support families in building stable homes. Unfortunately, CPS does not always get it right. They sometimes investigate innocent parents and even remove children from their homes, forcing families to overcome huge obstacles to be reunited.

Most parents are unprepared for their first contact with CPS. The initial contact is usually a telephone call or home visit to gather evidence of abuse or neglect. This evidence can form part of a wider investigation, and CPS may move forward with your case by removing a child from your home. The complexity of CPS cases can make the process highly stressful for families who struggle to defend their parental rights and keep their family together. 

We will work with you during the initial stages of a CPS investigation to help throw out any false accusations made against you and work toward closing your case. If, however, CPS believes that it possesses evidence to support allegations against you, then CPS may proceed in the following ways, among others:

  • Sometimes, children are removed from the family home to stay with relatives or family friends. Other times, they remain in the family home with their parents but with regular CPS monitoring and intervention.
  • Gathering further evidence, interviewing teachers, friends, doctors, and others within your community.
  • Removal of children from the family home.
  • In some cases, court proceedings could result in limitations on your parental rights or even termination of parental rights.

In these instances, our legal team will work with you during the investigation phase to gather helpful evidence and build your defense for the courtroom, where our lawyers will aggressively defend you against CPS and the State. 


3601 S. Congress
Suite B200
Austin, TX 78704

How Thompson Law Works With Your Family

Child Protective Services invades the close and private aspects of your family life, exposing personal information as well as engaging with those in your close community, such as doctors, teachers, and neighbors. As experienced professionals in family law, we handle all of your confidential information safely and securely during this process, giving you the confidence to share your side of the story. 

Our strategy is to protect families and alleviate some of the stress by handling communications with CPS on your behalf, which includes attending meetings and court representation, if necessary. To give us the best position in fighting your case, we will start our own investigation into claims made and evidence collected by CPS. This includes interviewing and cross-examining members of CPS, as well as people within your community, to equipping our defense with everything we need to protect your parental rights. 

If you’re ready to start building your defense and your case against CPS, contact our team today to set up a consultation.

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