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Demystifying Dependency Court: How CPS Decision Making and Family Court Are Supposed To Work

Something has happened and CPS is now involved in your life or you are a friend or family member of parent. You have been contacted by CPS to take placement of the parent’s child until CPS can complete an investigation. This article explores the four court processes associated with Dependency Court.

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We hope this information has been helpful and has provided a broad overview of the role of CPS at each step of the Court process in dependency court. If you or someone you know has had a child removed by CPS, call a qualified dependency attorney today to make sure your rights are not violated.

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