Can I give someone temporary custody to avoid CPS?
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No, you cannot give someone else temporary custody to avoid Child Protective Services (CPS).
Child protective services get involved when there are reports of neglect or abuse.
These investigations include:
You need to have a court order to give temporary custody to someone else.
The judge will not allow you to give someone temporary custody to avoid CPS.
Temporary custody is a short-term custody arrangement.
The parents will give custody rights of the child to someone else for a short period of time.
During this time, the parents or CPS will need to figure out a more permanent arrangement.
The judge will want to do what’s in the best interest of the child.
During this period of time:
There are several reasons why you can give someone temporary custody of your child.
Here are some other questions we get about giving temporary custody to avoid CPS cases.
Yes, CPS visits at night.
CPS social workers make unannounced home visits at night.
They do this to catch you when you are not prepared.
DCFS will take the child if they find evidence of child abuse or neglect.
They will take a child and place them in the care of:
They will give this person conservatorship and put them in charge of the child’s well-being.
If the child’s health is in serious jeopardy, the parents will lose permanent custody.
Sometimes the child’s parents that lose legal rights to their child will still have visitation rights.
It depends on the decision from the family court.
The family courts base their decisions on the recommendation of:
During the investigation, the family courts will give the parents temporary orders that outline:
Yes, grandparents can get custody from CPS.
DCFS can grant the grandparents temporary custody of the child during the CPS case.
The grandparents will need to petition the courts to get temporary custody from CPS.
To get your grandchild from CPS, reach out to the CPS officer and:
Fill out the form on this page to have an attorney give you the proper paperwork.
Yes, you can have another baby if CPS takes your child.
But, CPS has the ability to take the new baby when it’s born.
Let’s say that you have had your child taken by CPS.
This is because the courts have deemed you as an unfit parent.
Reach fill out the form below to have an attorney make sure CPS won’t take your baby.
No, CPS does not require a child to have their own room.
They just require you to have a dedicated for them.
No more than 2 children are able to share a room.
It will take 24-72 hours for CPS to show up after you’ve been reported.
Yes, you can get a CPS case transferred to another state.
But, the courts like to keep the CPS investigation in their control.
You can petition the courts to transfer your CPS case to another state through your case worker.
Yes, a judge can dismiss a CPS case if CPS doesn’t provide evidence of abuse or neglect.
You can’t give someone temporary custody to avoid CPS.
But you need a family law attorney to defend you.
The family courts and social workers are trying to prove child abuse and neglect.
You need a law firm that is experienced in representing parents with CPS.
Fill out the form below to protect yourself from losing custody of your child.