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DEMYSTIFYING DEPENDENCY COURT – PRESENT DANGER SITUATIONS

In our last article we defined present danger as an immediate significant and clearly observable family condition that is actively occurring or in the process of occurring that will likely result in serious harm. This article focuses on examples of present danger situations.

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s you can CPS has wide latitude in defining a present danger situation. However, CPS investigators must assess the situation and present proof that (1) the facts were clearly observable; (2) the situation was significant; (3) that the events were happening at the time the CPS investigator arrived or in the process of happening and (4) that the event could reasonably produce immediate danger which could result in serious harm. If you or someone you know, is faced with having their children removed. We can help.

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