Child Protective Services (CPS)
Our Attorneys Are Skilled at Handling CPS Legal Issues
The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS),
also known as CPS, is charged with investigating and taking what they
deem to be appropriate action when allegations of the mistreatment of
a child are brought to their attention. The DCFS can do an amazing amount
of good, but when proper procedures are not followed or an overzealous
investigator comes to a conclusion that is not true, families and reputations
If you are facing false allegations of child abuse or have otherwise been
the victim of excesses at the hands of the DCFS, it may seem as though
you are powerless in the face of an impenetrable bureaucracy with access
to such significant resources. But, you are not powerless.
Stolar & Fischer has been helping families stay together for 30+ years. We are respected in the courts and amongst our peers in the legal community.
We know how to present effective cases that can refute DCFS findings and
help you protect your family.
Employing Experts to Support Your Case
With effective legal representation, you can level the playing field and
protect your family. It is critical that you take action as soon as possible,
hopefully before you are interviewed. Many people make the mistake of
believing that they can simply explain the situation. Often times, people
come out of these interviews having made their situation worse rather
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A key component of successfully defending yourself and your family from
the DCFS can be the utilization of experts to support your opinion. Our
firm understands the value experts can bring and will employ them as necessary
to provide our clients with the protection they need.
Assisting Parents Victimized by Child Protective Services
When allegations of child abuse reach the DCFS, they will begin an investigation
if they feel the reports are credible. A number of these reports are based
on misinterpretations of stories as related by children or common elements
of childhood such as bruising from roughhousing. A key element of that
investigation will be to conduct an interview with the child's parents.
By law, signs of child abuse must be reported by professionals such as:
- Day care providers
- Mental health professionals
- Social workers
- Law enforcement officials
If you have been contacted by DCFS so that they can interview you, you
need to take proactive steps to protect yourself and your family. We at
Stolar & Fischer do not recommend talking with DCFS social workers
without the presence of an attorney who is familiar with their process.
Let us help you gain some sense of control over this time-sensitive situation.
Why You Need an Attorney to Deal with DCFS Matters
If you are contacted by the DCFS as part of an investigation of suspicions
that you are abusing your children, you need to understand just what is
at stake: your family. Such a request may seem like something that requires
your cooperation. You want to clear up any misapprehensions about how
you are raising your children. That is a perfectly natural reaction.
Cooperating facts, however, may lead you to incriminate yourself unnecessarily:
- DCFS social workers may misunderstand what you are trying to say.
- DCFS social workers may take natural reactions to such a situation like
frustration as evidence that supports suspicions of child abuse
It is critical that you have the representation of an attorney who understands
how the DCFS works and what their social workers are looking for when
you talk to them. This is your best protection against abuses of process
and misapprehension of the facts by the DCFS.
Stolar & Fischer is the firm you need on your side at this time.
Our legal team understands how much damage the DCFS can do to your family
and personal reputation when they are conducting an investigation and
things go awry. We can help ensure that your best interests and your children's
best interests are protected when you are dealing with the DCFS. We rely on
over 30 years of experience to offer our clients the exceptional representation and protection they
deserve. Part of that experience is knowing when to bring in experts to
bolster your position. We have worked with numerous experts over the years
and we understand who to bring in to be the most help to you and your
Contact our Los Angeles CPS Defense Lawyers Today
Discovering that your name appears on the California Child Abuse Central
Index (CACI) can lead to tremendous difficulties regarding employment,
especially for those in careers that work with children. Our Beverly Hills
family law firm can help you pursue a grievance hearing and take all steps
necessary to help you fight any allegations of child abuse.
If you are a parent whose children have been taken by DCFS or you are under
investigation, you need to take action to ensure that you have representation
that is capable of providing you with exceptional family law advocacy
at this crucial time. Our Beverly Hills-based firm has the necessary skills
and experience to be able to help you protect your family.
For the legal representation you need against DCFS,
give our office a call today.