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Is cps allowed to make a parent do certain things like parenting classes, counseling, only 'one hour visit's" with the child, etc. if the case is 'unfounded'?
Response 1: Unfortunately, CPS can make these demands even if you think the case is unfounded. The only way that you can avoid the demands is to file lawsuit against the CPS for return of your child. It is strongly suggested that you get a family law Attorney who handles CPS issues to assist you with the case.
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Is this considered harassment?
Response 2: No, it is not.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Washington
What have you tried so far?: I had placed my child with a relative temporarily due to my housing issues (lack of housing I should say) prior to cps involvement. Now because of that decision the caretaker that I had chosen to help me and the cps worker are now trying to demand that I sign over temporary custody paperwork which I'm refusing to do. Although the case was unfounded the cps worker is telling me that I can only see me child supervised for an hour and that I'm not allowed to have my child. Again, I don't understand these demands if the case was unfounded. All of this has been done without a judges orders. No 'family dependency' court. I feel that quite a few of my rights have been and continue to be violated. Should I get a family lawyer even though it's not in family dependency court?
Response 3: Yes, you should get an Attorney.