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The Standards in Family Court Regarding Evidence Presentation By CPS and ACS

The standard of evidence in the Family Court in cases brought by CPS and ACS against parents is called the “preponderance of the evidence” standard. This means the majority of the evidence is the basis for a Judge to make a fact finding decision. … [Read more...]

When the CPS or ACS Investigator Shows up with the Police Officer

ACS and CPS investigators have been known to show up at parents homes knock on the door without warning and have a police officer standing next to them. In some situations a CPS or ACS investigator will ask a police officer to accompany them to a … [Read more...]

How CPS and ACS Deal With Injured Children

Your child may have fallen off the monkey bars at the playground. You brought your child to a doctor or a hospital and the doctor or hospital personnel may feel your child was not properly being supervised when the injury took place. Thereafter they … [Read more...]

Fighting CPS and ACS

When the allegations of child abuse or child neglect are made to CPS or ACS and investigation ensues. The reports are deemed credible by the investigator. These reports can be based on misinterpretations of stories related by children to teachers, … [Read more...]

Handling CPS and ACS Cases

It is an extremely depressing and disorienting experience for family members when a CPS or ACS investigator knocks on their door based on an alleged complaint. The best way to deal with CPS or ACS investigations is to take quick action to ensure all … [Read more...]

Who Reports Families to ACS and CPS?

Friends, family members, neighbors or individuals who have axes to grind against you can report you to ACS or CPS for child abuse and/or child neglect. Mandatory Reporter Of Child Abuse and Child Neglect There are individuals who are considered … [Read more...]

What are the Administration for Children Services and Child Protective Services (ACS & CPS)

ACS and CPS are governmental run agencies. They are charged with investigating reports involving allegations of child neglect and child abuse. The investigators for ACS and CPS are assigned cases where reports of abuse or neglect have been made. When … [Read more...]

What a CPS or ACS Attorney Should Do for You?

When you consult with the attorney, they should obtain all of the records and relevant information regarding the case. The attorney should demand a copy of all records maintained by ACS and CPS. Indicated for Child Abuse or Child Neglect If you … [Read more...]

Constitutional Rights in ACS and CPS Cases

The United States Constitution as well as the New York Constitution allows those who are accused of crimes or under investigation for crimes to be represented by an attorney. If you were being questioned by a law enforcement official or an ACS or CPS … [Read more...]

What to Do If You Are Investigated by CPS or ACS

The first thing you should do is stay calm, be careful and do not help the investigator build a case against you. Ask the investigator why they are investigating you. Ask them what the allegations are against you. Take the name, phone number and … [Read more...]

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