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Legal Help With Child Abuse In Texas Family Court

Is DFPS Involved In Your Family?

Child abuse happens in homes all across Texas– in homes with stressed single parents, in homes with parents who have drug and alcohol problems, and in seemingly “normal” homes with two parents present. The effects of child abuse are devastating for the child and the family as a whole.

At the law offices of Johnson McNulty, our family law attorneys work with families trying to resolve the crises that child abuse – or charges of child abuse – have caused. We work closely with child therapists and with forensic counselors who can investigate child sexual abuse allegations.

We’ve represented parents who are trying to remove an abusive parent from the home; parents who have been falsely accused of abuse as part of a divorce or custody case; and families whose children have been removed from their care or are under investigation by Texas Child Protective Services (CPS).

When Child Abuse Has Occurred

Once someone has made a charge of child abuse, something needs to be done. Separating the abusive parent from the child is usually what the non-offending parent wants. That can happen with a restraining order, a protective order, or in extreme cases, with the termination of parental rights.

If you are currently involved in a divorce and child custody case, a child abuse charge will strongly influence the judge’s decision. If you are divorced or never married and have a child custody agreement in place, we can help you seek a modification of your court order.

The court is not likely to end contact between a parent and child altogether. It’s more common to order supervised visitation through family court services or with a third party that both parents approve of, such as a grandmother.

When Child Abuse Charges Are False

Some people use false charges of child abuse as a way to get what they want in court. This is a terrible abuse of the court system and can have tragic effects on their child and the other parent. We do not support it.

If you’ve been falsely charged with child abuse, we will defend you. Our experts will work with your child to unearth the possible cause of the charges or to find evidence that abuse did not occur. In one of our cases, we represented a father falsely accused of abuse who had been kept from his child for more than two years before we got involved. We won his case at trial, and he now has full custody.

Child Protective Services

We also represent families who have been accused of abuse or neglect by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). If someone reported your family for abuse or neglect, DFPS may have taken your children away or they may have opened a file and are now visiting you and telling you that you need to do certain things.

Talk with one of our family lawyers to understand what your rights are under Texas law. You DO have rights, and we work to protect them and to reunite your family. Call and talk to a child custody lawyer at Johnson McNulty: 817-576-6537

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Megan Williams
Megan Williams
2022-09-17
I can’t say thank you to Jeff, Chloe, and Lupe at Johnson, Loyd & Schmitz, PLLC enough. Jeff’s skillful practice in the courtroom, cognizant strategies to decrease financial burdens, and everyone’s time and diligence in preparation have been amazing. They always answer phone calls and emails with a quick and knowledgeable response. The whole office has been very kind and empathetic towards me despite my sometimes exhausted and emotionally wrecked communications. The whole group shows that they truly care and fight for their families. I can’t recommend this group enough. So very thankful for them!!
Miss Muggwamp
Miss Muggwamp
2022-09-05
Easy location to find. Very friendly & helpful. Great attorneys especially D. Wright. Ive known him for over 20 years He has the experience you need for all areas of laws – civil, probate and family. He and the other attorneys plus support staff we’re very sympathetic while assisting me in probating my parents estate.
Dwayne Belkowski
Dwayne Belkowski
2022-01-23
Best attorneys in town for Family law. Highly recommend.
Larry Wuzhere
Larry Wuzhere
2019-03-30
A few months ago I found myself to be a target of the one of the most oppressive and powerful entities in the Texas government- The Office of the Attorney General- Child Support Division. This out of control entity has little to no oversight and is empowered to wreck lives with NO REPERCUSSIONS. I tried to find someone in the OAG management to help correct the situation but that only escalated the attack against me and my livelihood. They seized my bank accounts and and placed liens against my property. Fortunately for me I turned to the law firm of Johnson, Loyd and Schmitz. Mr. Johnson put together a legal plan of action and moved quickly to provide relief to my situation. I put my trust and future into his hands, and just as David slew the Mighty giant Goliath-so Mr Johnson brought the mighty Office of the Attorney General to its knees. My life and property are now secure from improper confiscation and harassment from this entity. Thank you Mr Johnson you were truly a God send when my future was bleak at best. A grateful client, Larry Morris
Virgil Martinez
Virgil Martinez
2019-03-05
I recently was looking for a family law attorney and sent in a request for consultation with Johnson, Loyd, & Schmitz. I was contacted by Jeff who was amazing. He wasn’t pushy and he was extremely personable. He guided me and gave me the advice I needed. I would recommend anyone to call on this team if they are in need of legal services. Thank you guys and if I need any legal services again I will be coming back!

* Johnson Loyd & Schmitz was a previous law firm that is now Johnson McNulty, Attorneys At Law.