Under what circumstances can CPS take away my children?

Asked about 2 years ago - Billings, MT

Can CPS just take my children away from someone reporting to witness I abused my children? Under what circumstances can CPS take away my children?

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Attorney answers (2)

  1. Mark Alan Mackin

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . A report requires an investigation. If the report substantiates abuse or neglect that endangers the children, CFSD can remove the children under emergency authority. Any intelligent CPS can find a reason to remove or ask the county attorney to file an action. You should consult with a family law or child abuse and neglect attorney right away. If a court action is filed you can ask for a public defender. But you may need help during the investigation phase.
    A lawyer can help you understand your rights and your childrens rights and how much to cooperate, if at all.

    DISCLAIMER: The forgoing comment is for general educational purposes only, and is not legal advice upon which the... more
  2. Hillary Johns

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . Not without substantiating the claim . There's a laundry list of reasonsand circumstances they could do what you're asking about. My suggestion: hire a lawyer and cooperate with them.

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