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"Juvenile welfare courts treat failure to get all the truth on the record as a form of child neglect. If you let false statements and anything other than the truth and all the truth go into the record unopposed, they may very well have a clear and convincing record to TPR the parent(s)"



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Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights State by State
Permanent termination of parental rights has been described as "the family law equivalent of the death penalty in a criminal case." In re Smith (1991), 77 Ohio App.3d 1, 16, 601 N.E.2d 45, 54. Therefore, parents "must be afforded every procedural and substantive protection the law allows."

Family Guide      A Family's Guide to the Child Welfare System

We are pleased to share with you A Family's Guide to the Child Welfare System, a comprehensive resource that answers many of the questions families face when they become involved with the child welfare system.

Written in a simple, question-and-answer format, and grounded in the experiences of families and child welfare professionals from across the country, A Family's Guide is meant to be a tool to help families learn about-

  • experiences other families have had with the child welfare system;

  • child welfare laws and policies that influence the actions and decisions of child welfare workers and courts;

  • people families will meet, the service systems they work in, and their roles with families;

  • ways to advocate for their family's rights (their own and their children's);

  • responsibilities of parents involved with the child welfare system; and

  • practical tips from other parents.

Download your PDF copy here

State Handbooks for parents and guardians in child abuse and neglect cases

Note to the people only looking for a lawyer-

Families Against Government Abuse

AFR Legal Information

And at Fight CPS- "Lawyers who take CPS defense cases"

There aren't many who KNOW HOW to defend a CPS case-
and NONE of those lawyers work for free. 

No lawyer? Lawyer isn't doing anything, acting like he is getting paid by the other side?

Lack of counsel of choice can be conceivably even worse than no counsel at all,
or having to accept counsel beholden to one's adversary.
Burgett v Texas, 389 US 109

You are going to have to learn how to help that lawyer provide you a VIGOROUS DEFENSE
or you are going to have to learn how to DO IT YOURSELF.  Isn't that great?

Nobody in the business of making you childless, cares.


A good place to start might be-

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American Family Rights :: The Voice of America's Families©

"Until Every Child Comes Home"©