When CPS (Department of Family and Protective Services) gets involved in your lives, it can be helpful to know what ammunition you may have at your disposal to assist you in the courtroom. There are many types of motions you can file. You’re often entitled to a court appointed attorney. You do not have to simply do everything they ask. Once they are involved, their policy is no spanking. That doesn’t mean you can’t spank them, figuratively, in the courtroom. It requires strategy, patience, and creativity. An attorney should assist you in finding the many ways you can help your child, even if he or she is not in your care at the present time. Get involved. Don’t give up.