Can Relatives or Foster Parents Intervene in a CPS case?

Intervening in CPS lawsuits is complicated. There are many scenarios and situations in which a relative or a foster parent may intervene in a CPS lawsuit—regardless of whether or not you have possession of the child.

Interventions are extremely dependent upon the facts and circumstances of a particular case. This is because of the complex nature of determining what is in the “best interest” of a child. Often times, the relatives or foster parents know the child better than anyone else, including the biological parents. Other times, the other parties in the courtroom do not have the time or attention to devote a child’s case and the relatives or foster parents are the only people who can help the child not “slip through the cracks” of the CPS system.

Relatives and Foster Parents can play a critical role to helping these children, and sometimes intervening in a CPS case is necessary to protect the child. Our team is experienced in navigating the complexities of interventions in CPS lawsuits by relatives and foster parents—contact us to see if we may be able to help you.

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