Child Welfare Law

Child Welfare law involves Texas families and other stakeholders working together to prevent and protect Texas children from abuse and neglect. Child welfare issues typically arise when the Department of Family and Protective Services determines that a child has been or is likely to be abused or neglected. Child welfare issues include:

  • Addressing concerns about a child’s welfare before it becomes necessary to remove a child from his or her home;
  • Placement of children in temporary or permanent foster care; and
  • Conservatorship of a child and/or the termination of parental rights;
  • Adoption proceedings involving DFPS.

Click here to review the Standards for Certification in Child Welfare Law.

Board Certified Difference - Child Welfare Law

Why choose a lawyer Board Certified in Child Welfare Law? Qualifications include:

  • Practice law fulltime for at least 5 years as an active member of the State Bar of Texas;
  • At least 3 years of Child Welfare Law experience with a yearly minimum 25% substantial involvement in Child Welfare Law matters;
  • Handled the required number of contested Child Welfare Law cases and appeals;
  • Qualified vetted references from judges and lawyers in the area;
  • Complete 60 hours of TBLS approved continuing legal education in Child Welfare Law;
  • Meet all of the TBLS Standards for Attorney Certification; and
  • Pass a comprehensive 6-hour examination Child Welfare Law. Click here to review the Exam Specifications.      
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