When going through some issue at home with the law, your spouse and/or children, the government has the ability to step in and remove the children from home. This group is known as the Child Protection Services (of CPS) and are supposed to be intervening for the good of the children. But what if the CPS worker lied under oath to remove the children from a home?
This may seem like a bit of a stretch to some but is far too common in best interest's hearings. Plenty of CPS workers are overworked and sometimes under-qualified. They are doing their best to collect as much evidence as possible for their testimony and can sometimes overstate or misinterpret statements or situations in real time. And these simple misconceptions could end up having the biggest impact in a child custody case as the CPS worker's opinion truly matters.
From cases all around the country, there have been news reports about CPS workers lying under oath or making statements they "knew or should have known were false" when testifying in a child custody case. But what exactly can be done if this has happened to you?
First, you'll need to contact an experienced, well-versed family law attorney to help fight your case against the Guardian ad Litem, who normally handles the case for the state. You'll need to bring all pieces of evidence that you have against the claims of the CPS worker to your attorney so they can put together the strongest argument possible.
As for where you can find and rely on a trusted and experienced law firm, our family law and child custody lawyers at Bailey Smith &Bailey are here to help you right the wrongs done to you and your family. Contact us today for more information.