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A cps worker came to my home today to interview is about

A cps worker came to my home today to interview is about sexual abuse because my son told a girl he was going to stick his wiener in her butt at school. During the questioning I was asked if we would submit to a drug test and I told her no because I felt that was unnecessary. She told us she really didn't see any grounds for sexual abuse and was going to ask her supervisor of she could close the case. Can they still take my children if I told them I wouldn't submit to a drug test? I had a previous case that was closed three months ago from when my daughter passed away from sids. We submitted to a drug test the day she died because they requested one and failed for marijuana which they used to stay in our lives for six months while we completed out patient. We tested negative for the next test they have about a month into the investigation. I just wanted to know if that would come back to haunt me.

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If a non-custodial parent has not utilized their supervised

If a non-custodial parent has not utilized their supervised visitation in 3 years and is now contacting to seek to utilize next week what are my options?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: IllinoisJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The child is no longer aware of who they are would no longer be able to recognize them or pick them out of a line-up.

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My 16 year old daughter lives with her mother in state. We

My 16 year old daughter lives with her mother in Washington state. We have been divorced for 7 years. My daughter is under extreme emotional abuse and was very recently told by her mother that the only reasons that she (the mom) isn't committing suicide is because the daughter lives with her. This scares the crap out of me. My ex did try to kill her self right before I met her when in college and was institutionalized for some time. I'm scared about this situation. My daughter has expressed she wants to live with me. How can I help my daughter?

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This is for Missouri, a 24 year old female was arrested in

This is for Missouri, a 24 year old female was arrested in May for DWI and there were drug paraphernalia in the car. she is currently on a suspended license, however goes where ever she wants when ever she wants. This person has a 4 year old daughter that is staying between the two grandparents houses and being raised. Major concerns on the child and how do you stop the pattern?

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My son and his girlfriend have an 8 yr old son together.

My son and his girlfriend have an 8 yr old son together. They separated about 6 months ago. Until a couple of days ago they had a mutually agreed upon plan and were sharing custody for their child. This past week, his girlfriend became angry with him and suddenly pulled the boy out of school, is enrolling him elsewhere and will not let my son see his boy. There is no question of paternity.. Can my son get an immediate court order to stop her from keeping the boy away from his father and to stop her from enrolling the boy in a new school

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When an illegal is in USA, fathers a child, leaves to go

When an illegal is in USA, fathers a child, leaves to go back to Mexico for 7 months, then comes back (says he has a work visa) owes back support and now has attorney to get 3 times a week visitation with his child, what steps can be taken to stop this? The ultimate would be if he would relinquish his parental rights all together (he is now living with a divorced woman who has 3 children and is now pregnant with this mans baby due in October. Can you guide us in the right direction?JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?Customer: United states citizen....the father is not legal. He said he came back on a work visa. I might add, when he left for 7 months, he only tried contacting around 3 -4 times and that was "how is _____?" response was fine, he never asked to speak to the child or anythingJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: as in court system? He now has an attorney going for 3 times a week visitationJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He has threatened in the past that he could "take the baby and go fast" I consider this a very serious threat

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I have joint custody with my daughters father and her

I have joint custody with my daughters father and her primary placement is with myself but she does see him every other weekend and she is in cheerleading in which she has a competition coming up which lands on his weekend and i have tried to communicate with him about switching weekends so i can make sure she gets to go but he will not let me what would i be able to do?

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I currently live in Texas and my husband wants a divorce

I currently live in Texas and my husband wants a divorce after 11 years. We have a 7 year old daughter and I am worried about a joint custody arrangement because my husband is a alcoholic with a bad temper. he does have a couple DUI's and public drunks. is this enough to get full custody and the right to go home to Oklahoma where I have family to help me raise my daughter.

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My 11-year-old is unhappy with the current custody

My 11-year-old is unhappy with the current custody situation. My ex and I trade every other week. He does not want to be with his Dad. Will the courts weigh how he feels heavily?

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