California Child Protective Services Lawyer

San Diego CPS Lawyer

Child Protective Services (CPS) exists to protect children from abuse and mistreatment. In order to accomplish this, they have broad powers to take children from their parents. When CPS arrives at your door, how do you handle them? What is the process that starts to unfold with that knock? Will you lose your children?

At our law firm, McGlinn & McGlinn, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys know how terrifying and intimidating a visit from CPS can be — the agency has more power than the police. We will be at your side while you are dealing with CPS, helping you understand the process and the choices you will need to make along the way. It is critical to get help early so that you preserve all your options.

Experienced and Caring

Since the 1970s, our lead attorney, Michael D. McGlinn Esq., has been helping families and children who find themselves caught up in matters involving CPS and other protective agencies. Parents rely on him and his son, attorney Ryan M. McGlinn Esq., to give them sound advice, supportive legal counsel and caring representation in any matter involving CPS.

How We Help

When you become involved with CPS because of allegations of abuse, mistreatment or neglect, you will need to meet numerous deadlines, appear at many hearings and demonstrate your suitability to retain your children. Complying with all this can be very stressful and challenging. That is why it is so important to have experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate legal counsel to help you navigate the process. A California Child Protective Services attorney at McGlinn & McGlinn, Attorneys at Law, can help.

In addition, our lawyers will:

  • Arrange for grandparent guardianships or adoptions for children who are vulnerable to being taken by CPS
  • Refer parents to counseling, addiction treatment and other classes that can help them become better parents and demonstrate their improved ability to take care of their children
  • Ensure that children get the medical diagnosis and treatment they need if injury or abuse is alleged
  • Advocate for parents who find themselves named on the California Child Abuse Index

To schedule a free initial telephone consultation, contact McGlinn & McGlinn, Attorneys at Law. Call us at 619-291-5115 to discuss issues related to California CPS.