Mississippi Family Law Attorney Discusses False CPS Accusations

Cases that involve child custody are never easy. Whether you are involved in a divorce or some other matter, you may feel as though your child custody case is one of the most difficult if not the most difficult situation that you have ever been through. As difficult as child custody cases are, they can become even more so if a false accusation of child abuse or neglect gets tossed into the mix.

Sometimes, there is a legitimate reason for Child Protective Services (CPS) to become involved in a child custody matter. Unfortunately, not all matters in which CPS seeks to intervene involve situations in which children are actually being abused or neglected. In some cases, CPS becomes involved by investigating allegations of child abuse or neglect that are eventually proven false. Of course, while the investigation is ongoing, the parent who has been falsely accused may be restricted in their abilities to see or spend time with their children. As you might imagine, this is extremely painful, for both the parent and the children. The accused parent may also experience judgmental treatment from others and being ostracized within their family and community due to the allegations that have been brought against them.

If you have been falsely accused of abusing or neglecting one or more of your children, you may wonder what you should do about it. The most important thing that you can do is, unfortunately, very difficult to do. Remaining calm and keeping a positive, respectful, and cooperative attitude can help the investigators find the truth of the matter as quickly as possible. As angry as you may feel on the inside, it is important that you find a way to address those feelings in some way so that they do not impact your ability to guide the investigation to its correct conclusion. Some people find it helpful to acknowledge their angry feelings by talking through things with a trusted friend, family member, or therapist. Others find that journaling, exercise, time spent outdoors, or solitude helps them to regain their composure in the face of something that would make even the most peaceful and even-tempered person lose their cool.

When your rights to parent your children are at stake because of false allegations of child abuse or neglect, it is important to retain a Mississippi Family Law Attorney immediately, if you have not done so already. If you do have an attorney, call them right away and let them know what has happened. Your attorney can provide you with valuable guidance on what to expect, what to do, and how they can help you to address the false allegations and get your child custody case back on the right track.

False allegations of child abuse or neglect can become important material in your child custody case, because they speak to the character of the person who made the false accusations. Your attitude and behavior throughout the investigation will also be detailed in any reports regarding the matter, so it can also be said that the manner in which you respond to the false allegations also becomes an important consideration in your child custody case.

If you have been falsely accused of abusing or neglecting your child, Mississippi Family Law Attorney Matthew S. Poole can help you. Please call my office today, at (601) 573-7429 today, to schedule a free, initial consultation.

Mississippi Family Law Attorney Discusses False CPS Accusations
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Mississippi Family Law Attorney Discusses False CPS Accusations
Mississippi Family Law Attorney explains false CPS accusations.