Children’s Protective Services Defense Attorneys
Michigan Child Abuse and Neglect Defense Lawyers
Being accused of neglecting, abusing or molesting a child can change your life forever. In Michigan, Children’s Protective Services workers can be intimidating and aggressive. Parents are often investigated when a report is made by a school teacher, a counselor, a pastor or an ex-spouse. The best thing you can do to avoid the many harsh consequences of having CPS in your home is to retain counsel immediately.
Unfortunately, finding the right attorney is not always easy. We often hear complaints from prospective clients that their attorneys seems to be afraid of opposing CPS in court. The role of a parent’s lawyer is to protect the parental rights of the parent. Only an attorney willing to fight for those parental rights should handle neglect or abuse cases.
It is often the case that there is both a police investigation and a CPS investigation going on at the same time. Because our firm also provides criminal defense, we can walk you through both systems at the same time. We can also help you to understand how a neglect/ abuse case and a criminal prosecution affect each other.
No matter the specific child abuse charges that you may face, the Michigan Children’s Protective Services defense attorneys at Kronzek & Cronkright may be able to help you. We have over 80 years of combined legal experience and a track record of proven success that shows how effective our representation can be. Our attorneys are not afraid to protect your rights even in the face of the most heinous and shocking accusations.
- Child Abuse
- Child Neglect
- Statewide Reporting
- Munchausen Syndrome
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Sexual Allegations
- Termination of Parental Rights
- Court-Appointed Attorneys
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Michigan Child Abuse Defense Attorneys
In Michigan, the Department of Human Services (DHS) has a special division dedicated to investigating allegations involving child abuse and neglect. This is Children’s Protective Services, or CPS, and Michigan child protection law provides the framework for what CPS must do to achieve this task. Unfortunately, much of what CPS workers do is a matter of DHS policy. DHS policy is different from state law. The fact that DHS policy is binding on a CPS investigator does not make it binding on a parent. Parents have well recognized Constitutional rights regarding the raising of their children without unreasonable governmental interference. We can help you evaluate your rights and responsibilities. We can help you explore ways to keep your children in your home and the government out of your home.
If you have been accused of child abuse or child neglect, you may face criminal charges, lose custody of your child or children, or have your parental rights terminated. Sometimes, even when reunification is the stated goal, courts keep children out of the home for long periods of time. This can be very harmful to children and to the parent/child relationship.
Child Abuse and Neglect Defense Lawyers in Michigan
Our top-flight legal defense team is ready to assist you in dealing with CPS and defending against criminal child abuse and child neglect allegations, including, but not limited to:
Trusted Michigan CPS Attorneys
Many people are not aware that there are attorneys that focus on defending Michigan families from allegations by CPS. Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC has been defending parents for the better part of two decades. We have never been court appointed CPS defense attorneys. While there are some excellent court-appointed attorneys around the state, it is always imperative that you have the best possible attorney if you are in court facing allegations of neglect or abuse. Why? Because every case comes with a potential loss of parental rights. Even in a case that does not initially seek termination, parents who do not do well in the system nonetheless risk loosing their kids. We are extremely proud of our role in keeping many, many families together.
Learn more about your rights. Call Kronzek & Cronkright for help with CPS 1-866-766-5245.