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Child Protective Services in Nevada

You Need a Lawyer if CPS is involved

If you or any acquaintance of yours in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, or Mesquite—find yourself involved in a family law case where you need help with Child Protective Services (CPS), you need to reach out for the best legal assistance immediately.

You need the help of Douglas Crawford Law.

The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) have an entire chapter devoted to the duties of the Division of Child and Family Services.  NRS 432B is a long and complex chapter, covering the many reasons you might need to contact CPS. The NRS states that having strong, stable, and safe families is a priority for the state of Nevada, especially where children are regarded. I can and will help you to navigate the complexities of Nevada law and get you the best resolution for you and your family.

When CPS becomes involved in your life, the process can seem long but I assure you it is worth it. Specific guidelines exist on what the state of Nevada reasonably expects of parents. Some of the items in the NRS might surprise you. If you feel your partner or co-parent is not living up to his or her responsibilities, you should set up a consultation with me. I can walk you through your concerns and advise you on possible CPS and/or legal remedies.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and your children have been witnesses or if your children are also in abusive situations, I can help you get to a safe space. The Division of Child and Family Services has a 24-hour call center—in Clark County that number is: 702-399-0081. The cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City all have protective services for families in crisis situations. Clark County and the state of Nevada also offer assistance. We can get you help, a roof over your head, and involve CPS as we move into other charges and safeguards for your family, depending upon your situation.

In our social media world, Internet posts and shared photographs can be an aid to our case if abuse or neglect is involved. You can also use that amazing tool every one of us has in our pockets, your cell phone, to create documentation for a successful prosecution, not only for a court if we have to move in that direction but also for the police or CPS officials.

Conversely, if you have been wrongly accused by a vengeful partner or ex-spouse of abuse and/or neglect and are innocent, I can help you defend yourself and clear your name. And just as much as social media can help in many cases, internet posts and digital photographs can often come back to haunt you, not only in your personal life but also in a court of law. Even if you have done nothing wrong, a person out to get you can use shared photographs in a manipulative way to make it appear you have done something illegal or harmful to your child. Creating a strong defense can sometimes be challenging enough without giving aid to the person trying to take your child away from you.

Nevada’s children need the strongest protections to allow them to grow up in healthy situations and families. You need an attorney strong enough to help you make that happen for the most precious beings in your life.

Hire me.