Consult With an Attorney That Has Experience in Deprive Case Law
Video Transcribed: Kids have just been taken by DHS. You have workers knocking on your door to do an investigation. You’ve had your show cause. You’ve lost it. The judge has ordered the state to file its petition in the case. What do you do? And more importantly, is there anything any of your family members can do in this situation?
Oklahoma Child Protective Services Attorney Ryan Cannonie, with CPS investigation defense, and if you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, there are a few things that if you have a very supportive family, that they can help with.
The first thing you should be looking at is placement. And can your family offer placement? Another option is guardianship. Now, guardianships are tricky. And as a prosecutor handling deprive cases in like a three-month period, I saw four guardianships that were all incorrectly filed. And as a prosecutor, I could say, “This attorney didn’t know what they’re doing,” and get the judge to dismiss them.
So knowing what you’re doing, not just with guardianship, but with a guardianship involving a deprived case is something that takes knowledge and experience. So if you find yourself in this situation, if you have questions about, “Should I offer my parents, or aunt, uncle, someone, as a placement?”
If they want a guardianship, how can we do that?” These are all questions you need to talk to an attorney about, that has skills and experience in deprive case law. Give us a call and we will have an Oklahoma CPS attorney reach you.