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Folsom Child Protective Services Lawyer

California Child Protection Laws

Child Protective Services (CPS) is California’s system of intervention to stop child abuse and neglect throughout the state. CPS’ goal is to ensure that every child is safe in their home and to find a new solution for any child who is unsafe.

CPS is required to act on any referrals or tips they receive regarding suspected child abuse or neglect. Their team will investigate the tip, intervene accordingly, and provide the services the child needs to regain safety.

Attorney Tiffany L. Andrews is a certified family law and child welfare law specialist who has been handling CPS cases for over a decade. Her team of child protective services attorneys in Folsom can assist you with any matter you are facing involving Child Protective Services.

Give our child protective services lawyer in Folsom a call at (916) 794-4576 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help.

How Can I Fight a False CPS Accusation?

Far too often, misunderstandings lead to false accusations of child abuse or neglect, forcing innocent parents to undergo CPS investigations.

A CPS investigation may involve:

  • A physical inspection of the home
  • Interviews with the parents
  • Interviews with the child
  • A physical exam of the child

To keep your family together and protect your rights, you will want a CPS attorney by your side throughout the investigation process. Depending on the findings of the investigation, children could be removed from the home or your family could be subject to imposing services for several months. Our CPS attorneys in Folsom can inform you of your rights, advise you of your options, and help you make wise decisions with your family’s best interests in mind.

Parents' Rights When Dealing with CPS in California

A CPS investigation is stressful, but you have rights. It is important to understand these rights when dealing with California CPS:

  1. CPS must have your permission to enter your home.
  2. You are not obligated to take a drug test just because CPS asked you to. CPS must first provide a court order.
  3. You have the right to attend all CPS court hearings regarding your case.
  4. You have the right to retain a lawyer or court appointed counsel.
  5. If CPS places your child in foster care, you have the right to schedule regular phone calls with your child. This may also include in-person visits if the court deems this appropriate.
  6. You maintain parental rights, even when CPS removes your child and has legal custody of your children temporarily.

CPS Attorney Protecting Children in Northern California & Surrounding Counties

​At the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C., we represent parents, grandparents, foster parents, and de facto parents facing a wide variety of dilemmas or accusations involving CPS. Whether you are seeking de facto parent status to care for a child who has been abused or you have been accused of neglect, our child protective services lawyers in Folsom are here to step in and protect your family.

Our priority in a CPS case is always to protect the children involved. No matter the situation, we take children’s safety seriously and work hard to ensure that every child’s home is safe and secure.

To discuss your case with our CPS lawyer in Folsom, contact us online now.

  • “Kind and Professional”
    Tiffany Andrews is very kind, understanding and extremely professional. I was certainly grateful to have her by my side through the entire court process (child custody). Not only is she remarkably knowledgable, she goes above and beyond for you; which is why I always go to her regarding any questions I may have. I would highly recommend Tiffany!
    - Satbir
  • “Effective and Professional Representation”
    When an already difficult case took an unexpected turn, my Family Law attorney suggested another member of her team take on this new aspect of my case. As the issues of the case unfolded I was very relieved that Tiffany had been brought on to handle this troubling matter. Her professional confidence provided a sense of security while her familiarity with the complex issues kept me reassured. I am extremely happy with the final outcome of the issue and would confidently recommend Ms. Andrews for quality representation.
    - George
  • “Tiffany was there for me, even AFTER my case was filed.”
    Long Story short, My particular case started off as a Divorce & Child Custody case; but soon after Divorce papers were filed; I (a male) became a Victim of a brutal Domestic Violence from my Ex. Tiffany took care of all the necessary documents needed to finalize my Divorce & Child Custody case while I was hospitalized with multiple stab wounds & internal injuries. Tiffany helped & filed documents so that my children wouldn't be taken as wards of the state; & gave temporary custody to a familial relative while I recovered from my injuries. Not once did she leave my side as an attorney while I was in the hospital recovering from what my Ex-wife did... If I could recommend a Family Attorney to anyone in Northern California... I would recommend Tiffany Andrews; there is no doubt about this in my mind.
    - Arnell
  • “I'm willing to recommend her to all my friends and families!”
    She always reminds me ahead of time if she needed something from her client. Always keeping in touch on phone, sent messages on my email but most parts she listens and kind-hearted person.
    - Dorcas
  • “Got my life back, so awesome!”
    This lady knows her stuff! She is quick and on top of the case at hand. When we were waiting for my very late (now) ex to show up for court, she was furiously working and we got the case settled, done, over! She also tells it like it is. I learned so much from her and her very courteous staff. If I was freaking out a bit, they never lost their cool. Thank you so much for everything!
    - Lyn
  • “Amazing Family Law Attorney!!”
    Tiffany did an amazing job handling my case, most of which she did long distance as I relocated to another state across the country soon after she was hired. I just couldn't have gotten through that time in my life without her. She's extremely knowledgeable and relatable. She's truly gifted at what she does and I'd recommend her to anyone with Family Law issues.
    - Sandrell
  • “I highly recommend Tiffany Andrews for your family law needs!”
    Tiffany L Andrews has represented me with professionalism and care. She thoroughly explained the legal processes to me and assisted me through the intricacies of my divorce. She also assisted and allowed me to participate in all of the decisions that were made in my case. She interacted with opposing counsel with professionalism and courtesy while maintaining a firm stance as to the interests of my case. I am very impressed with her abilities and the manner in which she conducted herself while handling my case. Her staff is also very competent and accommodating to my personal needs. I am very satisfied with results thus far, and I am confident that I have made the right decision when I hired Tiffany L Andrews as my attorney.
    - David
  • “Hard Working”
    Ms. Andrews did a lot of research on issues she was not clear so that she would be able to provide accurate information and advice. She worked diligently on my case, while my ex's attorney was playing "legal games" - by sending letters with false claims to rack up his fees - while pretending to work on the case. Unfortunately my divorce was very complicated; however, in the end, Ms. Andrews managed to win over my ex - so he fired his attorney and we had Mr. Andrews finish the final paperwork for the both of us. In the end, Ms. Andrews saved both me and my ex, additional grief, frustration and money.
    - Previous Client
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