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My 2 granddaughters were removed from my daughter in 2009 in
My 2 granddaughters were removed from my daughter in 2009 in were placed with me. My daughter was a heroin addict and was forced to go to rehab. After being drug free for 1 year, the 2 girls were returned to my daughter in 2011.I was told by the CPS worker that, "she had made a mistake and that they had to return the girls back to my daughter". Not long after they were returned back to my daughter,I noticed neglect and I suspected abuse and neglect. I have spoken to CPS several times and have been told that my accusations have been unfounded. I have spoken to the police and I have been told that it's very hard to have children removed from their parents and that CPS is the only agency that can handle it.My contact with the girls is very minimal, due to my daughters fear that I will report her again.Things that I have witnessed.The girls were here yesterday and the 5 year old said her teeth hurt and showed me a growth the size of a pencil eraser on her gums. She's also had some kind of a rash with what looks like worsts in most of her body and she itches so bad that she scratches so hard that she has long dried bloody marks on her back.The 5 year old is very small framed but her stomach is very large, similar to sickly children in Africa (I apologize but I don't know how to describe it).The 7 year old has been complaining for months of constant itching with similar skin problems as the 5 year old. She also said she's had an earache for days and keeps asking her mom to take her to the doctors, but has not.The 7 year old is terrified of the dentist, due to having 5 teeth extracted on the same day.The 7 year old has made sexual acts while taking a bath in my home and stated to me that her mom told her it okay for her to do it. She has also acted out in a sexual manner in the presence of her older brother who lives with me.Both girls are always hungry when they come to my home. I always ask what they ate today? I always get the same answer cheese sticks, candy, snack or yesterday evening they said cheese and crackers and no breakfast. I asked like I always do if they asked their mom to make them food and their answer was same as always. "My mom is asleep".The girls are seldom clean and they've had lice numerous times. Yesterday I checked the 5 year old head and she had matted knots in her pony tail. I asked her who did her hair. She said her 7 year old sister. I asked if her why didn't mom do her hair. With a very sad face she shook her head and said my mom doesn't do it.The 7 year old said they had spent the day cleaning because they are getting ready to move and she was very excited because they're moving to a big house she said. She said they're going to move with her moms boyfriend. I asked her if her boyfriends daughters who are 6 and 17 years old's are going to be living with them as well. She said no because the 17 year old "put her hands on my mom" and the boyfriend kicked his daughters out of his house.I've had guardianship for over 13 years, of my daughters oldest son who is 17 years old. He stated to me a few months ago that his mom told him thather boyfriends 17 year old daughter had tried to run her over with a car. This tells me that there's also violence in and out of my daughters home on top of neglect and abuse.To make things worse my daughter is pregnant again and is due in August and I fear for this unborn child. My daughter is drug free but she continues to be a poor mother.I have ceased communication with my daughter since about June of 2015, because she refused to get medical attention to my 7 year old granddaughter.I can go on in on with more... I believe that CPS no longer wants to be involved is due to the error that the CPS worker made. I've made so many phone calls to ask for help and have my granddaughters removed from their mom but I always get told that it's not enough. I have reached the point of loosing trust in the system, but I know my granddaughters need protection. I want to ask if there is somewhere that I can contact that may be able to help.Thank you!The girls told me that were tired because
I have a custody court date on 6/22 and have been in private
Hello,I have a custody court date on 6/22 and have been in private mediation since January. There was previously one continuance in my case (due to outstanding law enforcement and CPS reports) My son had disclosed inappropriate touching by his step mother.Now after 6 months, and only 8 days before court the mediator said she is going to ask our lawyers for a court continuance. I notified my lawyer yesterday that I do not agree to a court continuance. I think the mediator is abusing the process for profit, as there are no new developments in the case. Furthermore, 2 months ago, after a 2nd meeting with the case detective - I was told that the mediator never contacted the detective for status.Due to lawyer costs I am directing my questions here first. What are my rights, as I do not wish a court continuance? Six months has been long enough given that that case events transpired in Dec 2015, we went to court in Jan 2016 and have been in mediation and my son in counseling for the last 6 months.Also, would it be unwise to let the mediator know that one or more of the investigating agencies verified that she was never in contact with them? Surely, this looks bad for her. Should I, or my lawyer, perhaps advise the mediator of this so she might change her position? Please advise.Thank you.
In california,My daughter who was 2 months was injured from
In california,My daughter who was 2 months was injured from a freak accident that caused brain damage due to lack of oxygen, doctors did not know the exact cause,after she was discharged we sent her to my husbands' parents house for them to temporary take care of my daughter until we transferred from california to north carolina (we are both active duty military). Between that time and now his mother has grown a personal dislike for me because 1. Me and my husband are now seperated 2. Negative hearsay from one of my family members that i am estranged from 3. She claims a georgia neurologist is accusing me of hitting my child based off of brain scans.She has no legal custody or court order I just gave this woman a temporary power of attorney (for her to be able to take my daughtwr to appointments)that i can revoke any time, but she also has all of my childs vital records and medical records, she refuses to give them to me or my soon to be ex husband because she doesnt want me to have my child because she thinks that i hit my child, she also refuses to give me numbers to any of her doctors that shes seeing in georgia so that i cannot communicate with them and try to get my childs paperwork transferred, basically she is procrastinating on me getting my child back, i know that i have done nothing wrong and i want my child back, what do i have to do?
As a single father I have a great deal of problems with my
as a single father I have a great deal of problems with my daughters grandparents They have just accused me of child abuse and the state says there is no grounds for the accusations My daughter has spent one month with her grandparents and has free run of the house and her time. She is now 16 and refuses to come back and live at my house because she does not like her activities being monitored. We go to court this Friday to at which time she will be told she will accompany me home. She says she will simply refuse to live at my house. What options do I have? She will not dicuss her reasons for her decisions
I filed a motion childrens (2) mother to be charged with
I filed a motion for my childrens (2) mother to be charged with contempt (this would be my second time) as she denies and does not abide by the court ordered parenting time schedule. She was served with a hearing date ( i filed on a Monday and by Wednesday the judge had scheduled a hearing) assuming this was upsetting to her that Friday I meet with her (in public) to pick up my children for my parenting time. I always record every interaction on my phone since she has tried to accuse me of abuse in the past so I have her on video yelling and basically cursing at me while our children got from her car to mine. My son then proceeded to tell me "If you are going to put my mom in jail, I will put YOU in jail" then grabbed my arm and jerked my hand while it was on the wheel. I pulled over immediately, my children stepped out of the car and started walking away, I pursued them asking them to please get into the car to talk. I took my sons phone as he was recording me which upset him, he then chocked me. I placed my hands in the air to protect myself form any possible charges, I didnt even try to push him off of me. Police were called by people passing by saying he was attacking me and giving the police a clear description of what he was doing and there was no allegation I did anything to him. He was taken to Juvenile Detention and I was let go after I was cited with child abuse with no injury (which I have a hearing separate from the contempt hearing). Their mother has now filed a motion to restrict my parenting time all together which I responded the court deny. How can I prepare for the Contempt hearing after all these events have taken place? She has since denied my parenting time twice since the incident and I have a scheduled CPS appointment at my house this Monday. Advise would be greatly appreciated.JA: OK. The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Lawyer should know?Customer: All I can think of is what I described for now.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
My son was physically abused and it would to be assumed by
My son was physically abused and it would to be assumed by the courts to be my boyfriend. I had brought him to the hospital and CPS removed him from me six months later my case is now closed. It is still unknown on how my child was hurt but I'm wondering what my rights are and if he can get his name cleared through CPS to legally be around him again. He is willing to do treatment counseling UA test evaluations anything. I do not want to risk losing my child. I want to do this the right and legal way
My daughters biological father just went to prison. He plead
My daughters biological father just went to prison. He plead no contest and took a plea agreement. The crime was child abuse. The victim was his step-daughter. After the initial accusation I went to court and had visitation temporarily stopped. He was allowed to speak to her on the phone. The whole process took about 2 years before he took the plea, so he hasn't had visitation except for special occasions that whole time. He was sentenced to 20 years DOC with all but 6 years suspended.He writes her letters from prison, but I've asked him not to call. He also has a bad past with the law...DUI's and such. Several occasions. I've never been strict about child support or kept her from him because he hasn't paid, as you can imagine he hasn't paid child support in quite sometime.Here comes my question. Going through all this, and watching him break my daughters heart over and over has really taken it's toll on us. My daughter has even said a couple of times that she didn't want her dad to be her dad. If she so decided, how possible would it be for my husband to adopt her and change her name to ours and terminate her biological father's rights? She is 11yo.
My wife, two children and I were in Dallas 7 year old
My wife, two children and I were in Dallas for my 7 year old daughter's cancer treatment. Two nights before we left I critized my wife for being inebriated and letting our 3 year old swim in the adult pool without proper supervision. The next day things were so-so. The following day my wife and two children and I were scheduled to leave Dallas for Illinois (home). When I woke up, they were gone with their belongings and did was not on our flight. I waited at the airport, but they never checked in and I feel that they took another flight somewhere. At this point, I don't know where they are and I am very concerned. No text message sent replied or voicemail. I am guessing the grand parents are involved. No custody action is in effect, but I expect it in the future. Knowing my wife she did this out of spite and to keep the kids away from me that love me dearly. They do live in Illinois, 3 hours from our home. The only thing I need to know if my children are okay and where they are. Also, if their are any laws that she could be charged with. After the pain I have been suffering today, I want to press charges. Please give me some guidance. I am so distressed not knowing where they are and if they are okay. One more thing to add, my wife has a substance abuse problem and most likely suffers from PTSD.
I have a very sick child that is needing now a possibleView more family law questions
I have a very sick child that is needing now a possible kidney biopsy. His father is refusing to pay for any out of pocket medical expenses related to this as he put him on Child Health Plus and we were sent to a pediatric nephrologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. We have no pediatric nephrologists in our area. He has the only source of income as I am disabled and unable to work. I have been advised to call CPS. He has cut us off from all resources and is only paying $230 per week in child support. He has been ordered to only pay the mortgage and for nothing else. Our heat,electric were shut off in the middle of the winter last February and the same child was left to awaken in the dark, in the cold. I have the records from NYSEG proving this to have happened on purpose along with a police report. Please advise.