Child Protective Services (CPS) is a government agency that acts to ensure the safety of children. When any reports of child abuse, child neglect, exploitation or abandonment arise, CPS is called upon to conduct an investigation. If CPS believes a child is in danger, they can remove the child or the accused individual from the home. The Michigan Department of Human Services manages the reports of suspected neglect or abuse. For more information, visit the Michigan Department of Human Services website. The Child Protective Services department was created with the best of intentions – to protect children. Unfortunately, it can be unscrupulously manipulated to cause harm to an ex-spouse during contentious divorce proceedings and heated child custody battles.
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A comment made by your child, a neighbor’s child, a complaint by a student or false allegations made during a contested divorce can all result in a Child Protective Services investigation and possible termination of your parental rights.
If there have been numerous complaints with CPS, it is possible the court may believe you or your former spouse are attempting to alienate your child from the other parent. This is one example of parental alienation. Parental alienation is the brainwashing of a child by one parent to alienate the child from the other parent. This can manifest itself as a child expressing anger toward one of the parents. In addition to calling Child Protective Services, parents attempting to alienate their children from another parent may ask the children to spy on the ex-spouse. They may place the blame for financial hardship on the other parent or ask the child to choose between parents. Cases involving Parental Alienation Syndrome are often extremely difficult and complex.
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