On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Friday, February 12, 2016.
Children are perhaps the most important things in the world; they are the future generation that will inherit this world and continue to advance our society. Critical to safeguarding our future is safeguarding the upbringing of our children, and that is why family law is so important. A child that is deprived of a healthy, happy home may ultimately rob society of remarkable progress. The future President of the United States may never realize his or her potential because his or her family unit was untimely destroyed.
As frightening as it may sound, your child may be taken from you under certain circumstances. Child Protective Services has the authority to relieve you of the custody of your child, even if you are the child’s biological parent, if they have substantial evidence that you are not fit to raise the child. Such evidence may include witness reports or photographic evidence of you mistreating or neglecting your child. You should know, however, that this decision is not final.
If CPS takes custody of your child, you can pursue legal options in order to regain custody, often by proving that you are a fit parent capable of raising the child in a constructive environment. Courts take many factors into consideration when determining whether parents are fit, and enlisting the aid of an attorney can help you prove that your child belongs with you.
The custody of your child is too serious not to take all the help you can get, and that is why we ask that you visit our website. We are extremely familiar with Missouri law when it comes to child custody and how you can prove that you are a fit parent, which means that we can help you make a case before the Division of Family Services to help you get your child back.