Offering Comprehensive & Compassionate Legal Counsel
Hillsdale County CPS Office
Are you being investigated by CPS? If you find yourself in need of a Hillsdale County CPS attorney who will stand up to the bureaucracy and fight for your family, we can help. Our team of trial lawyers focused on parent defense has decades of experience handling complex and difficult cases. We know how to protect your parental rights. We have reunited families under extremely challenging circumstances and are available for immediate intervention in Hillsdale County cases. Our mission is to help keep families together and safe. We care about child protection and child safety, but we often have radically different ideas than CPS investigators or DHHS officials about how to accomplish those goals.
Defending Child Abuse Cases in Hillsdale Courts
Hillsdale County Circuit Court and
Family Division Courthouse, Hillsdale, MI
Child abuse investigations and prosecutions can create a variety of legal challenges for parents. If an attorney is to be effective, he or she will need to have the right skill and experience. A parent could face a neglect / abuse petition, a criminal child abuse prosecution, a divorce or custody case and a CPS central registry issue all at the same time. Each of these presents unique challenges for the parent and the attorney. You will need a trial attorney who is experienced in guiding you through the court proceedings. You will need a lawyer that knows how to defend your parental rights in and out of court. Criminal child abuse charges can be extremely serious, with penalties ranging up to life in prison for 1st degree child abuse. The “penalty” in a neglect petition can be a total termination of your parental rights. Faced with these courtroom challenges, parents need to select a defense attorney capable of winning a challenging case. This is not the time to settle for second best. You owe it to yourself to consult with a Cronkright Law lawyer. Our consults are free and our phones are answered 24/7.
Dealing with an Aggressive CPS Investigation
Every year, countless children are ripped from their families at the hands of Child Protective Services, an agency which seeks to protect those in danger. While CPS is useful in removing children from horrific, neglectful, and abusive situations, investigators don’t always get it right. If you are seeking a Hillsdale County child protective services attorney to ensure you and your family aren’t victims of false allegations or exaggerated charges, we can help.
Our attorneys have been effective dealing with allegations of:
- Domestic violence in the home
- Drug allegations
- Pediatric Fractures
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
- Failure to Protect
- Criminal Child Abuse
- Child Maltreatment
Our legal team understands protecting the best interests of you and your family is absolutely essential, which is why we are uncompromising in our efforts to keep families together. Risking your relationship with your child, your reputation, your personal freedom or your career because of an accusation from one of the most powerful agencies in the government is far too dangerous. A substantial percentage of CPS investigations turn into joint investigations with the Hillsdale County Sheriff or local police. Parents need to be aware that with CPS involvement comes the risk of a police investigation. We are passionate about helping children stay with their families and getting the government out of your living room.
We Serve Hillsdale, Reading, Jerome & Osseo Locations
At Cronkright Law, we are led by seasoned and successful lawyers who have a wealth of experience, skill, and tenacity. Our legal team proudly offers real-life, personalized solutions to even the most serious and challenging cases. No matter how complex or challenging your particular situation may be, we can help you develop strategies designed to improve your situation and get your family back together as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Interested in speaking to a representative of our team? Call (517) 325-0441 to reach our firm and begin your initial consultation.