Genesis Family Law

Empowering You Through Divorce with Expert Legal Guidance

Chula Vista Office: (619) 422-7722 | Mission Valley Office: (858) 275-2055

Chula Vista Office: (619) 422-7722

Mission Valley Office: (858) 275-2055

Due to precautions related to COVID-19, we have expanded our options for remote consultations. Please contact our office to discuss whether a full phone consultation or video conference is appropriate for your situation.

Protecting Your Family’s Future Amid Child Welfare Investigations

Child Welfare Services (CWS) in San Diego County: What You Need to Know

Child Welfare Services (CWS) plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of children in San Diego County. For families of all backgrounds, understanding how to navigate CWS investigations is essential. Here’s a guide to help you protect your family and ensure the best possible outcome.

1. Securing Legal Help Early: A Smart Move for All Families

When CWS steps in due to concerns of child abuse or neglect, the stakes are high. Seeking legal help early in the process is crucial for all families. Our expert attorneys specialize in family law and juvenile dependency cases in San Diego County. We understand the unique challenges that families face during CWS investigations.

2. Empowering Relatives for Placement: Your Legal Options

California law allows able and willing relatives or nonrelative extended family members to request temporary placement of a child during investigations. Our experienced legal team can guide you through the process, ensuring your relatives have the best chance of providing a safe and loving environment for your child.

3. Requesting CWS Records: Proactive Steps for Families

As individuals, you have the right to request CWS records even without a filed petition. Our attorneys can assist you in submitting a comprehensive WRITTEN REQUEST, ensuring you have all the necessary information for upcoming legal proceedings, such as Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) Grievance Hearings.

Expert Insights: Navigating Legal Complexities

4. Juvenile Court vs. Family Court: Exclusive Expertise

If you’re facing both juvenile court and family court proceedings, our expert attorneys in San Diego County are well-versed in the legal intricacies. Welfare and Institutions Code Section 304 emphasizes that only the juvenile court can make custody decisions during CWS investigations. Trust our exclusive expertise to navigate these complex legal waters.

5. Juvenile Court vs. Probate Court: Expertise That Matters

When juvenile court petitions coincide with ongoing probate court cases, our legal team ensures proper communication to avoid conflicting orders. We are committed to securing the best outcomes for families facing child welfare challenges.

Unlocking Legal Support: Families Deserve the Best

For families in San Diego County, navigating CWS investigations requires a specialized approach. Our attorneys combine local expertise with a deep understanding of California’s family law landscape. We are committed to securing the best outcomes for families facing child welfare challenges.

Contact us today for a confidential consultation and take the first step toward safeguarding your family’s future.