Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.To answer your question directly, unless there is a direct court order in place that bars you from contacting (or being contacted by) any of those individuals, or if the cousin requests that you not contact him directly, there is absolutely no limitation on you contacting anyone in this situation. Since your husband was never informed directly either by CPS, court order, or the cousin, comments made to third parties have no basis of control over your or your husband. They cannot use it to get anyone in trouble because formally nothing bars anyone from speaking with one another.Good luck.
April,In cases where the person is a minor, the minor's parents or legal guardians could lawfully deny contact or communication. Since they have superior rights, they could inform you to no longer contact their child and you would have to comply with their request--but it against requires some sort of notice, be it written or even via phone or email. The fact the cousin wishes to stay in contact is unfortunately inferior in power to the parents, who can deny contact or access in this instance.I am sorry.
April,You are most welcome. I am glad to assist you this morning. To clarify, that is correct that so far if you received no direct 'notice', either from CPS, the courts, or the parents, you are still able to initiate contact. But the moment you are informed that you are barred from communicating with him, you must do so, or go to court and seek specific visitation rights. That option is highly unlikely to pan out and will be an uphill struggle, although it is potentially possible to prevail if you could show the courts that this contact would be in the minor's best interest.Should they pursue you, it would likely be as a restraining order--it is unlikely criminal charges would be pursued as there is no inherent criminal violation.Good luck.
Thanks so much for your help, we really appreciate it.
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