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Can CYS Take My Children Away?

Luff Strenfel LLP Sept. 5, 2018

Yes. If there has been an allegation against you or someone in your household, that a child in your case has been abused, CYS will begin an investigation. If throughout that investigation they find an indication of abuse, CYS can petition the court to remove your children from the home. There will be a hearing in which time both parties will present evidence as to why they believe that your child should no longer be living with you in the home. The judge will evaluate the evidence and come to a decision on where the child should live.

If you find yourself in the middle of an investigation, you first should speak to an experienced attorney. Speaking to a CYS case worker without the aid of an attorney can often lead to more serious consequences. If you or a loved one is involved in a CYS investigation, please reach out to LHS Law Firm and let us tell you how we can help.