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We have 50/50 custody with week on/week off. During his week

We have 50/50 custody with week on/week off.During his week my ex decided to put our son in daycare for 5 days even though I am available to watch him. I am IHSS caregiver for our son bc he has autism.Ex placed our child full time in daycare without asking me even though I had 70% of custody at that time- but it wasnt established by court order. I changed it to 3 days per week.Ex said he will be traveling out of town during his custodial week for 1 day. Doesnt he have to offer me opportunity to take our son if he cant watch him? He said that instead he will take him to daycare 5 times per week and usually he was going 3 times per week. Can he make decision to increase daycare days on his own? He also expects me to pay for 1/2 of daycare cost.Also our son has behavioral and speech therapy 3 times per week. Ex is at work and he cant take him. I offer to take our son on those days so that our son can attend therapy but ex disagrees. Isn"t it child neglect to deprive child of dr-recommended therapy?

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Phillips Esq.

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I had a neighbor file a false claim of child neglect on me

I had a neighbor file a false claim of child neglect on me and my wife. It was full of false accusations and DFCS came to the house. I was shocked and didn't know my rights at the time so I let them in, inspect the house, and speak with my children (I have the conversation recorded because the did it in front of my security camera). The two DFCS ladies that day said they found nothing substantiated and we should be good to go. They later called and got two references from me for them to call, saying that that was all they needed and the case would be closed. They called my references (who had nothing bad to say) and I waited for something stating the case was closed. A few weeks go by and a different DFCS agent shows up, claiming the original DFCS lead on the case had resigned and it ended up at his desk to close, but he wanted to do his own inspection and interviews before closing it out. Again, stupidly, I allowed him to do so since I had nothing to hide (also again, the interviews were recorded by my security camera). When he finished, he too stated that everything looked good and he would close the case. This was a few weeks ago.My question is, how long does it typically take to close an unfounded child neglect case, or am I being yanked around because they are not finished with the investigation? I am located in GA. My house was messy both inspections because I have a 7 year old and a 5 year old, as well as three husky dogs that shed a lot. Is this a tactic they pull during an investigation if they feel it is warranted?The claim was filed maliciously by my neighbor because I hadn't cut my grass (my push-mower was broken and I saved for a few weeks to purchase a good riding-mower). I know this for a fact because she admitted it in writing on social media. If I threaten a declaration lawsuit and manage to get her to retract the claim, will the DFCS drop their investigation also, even though they have already inspected my house twice? From what I've gathered from research actually going to court for a deflamation case would probably be more expensive then it's worth so my main goal would be to just get her to drop the claim.Sorry for the multiple questions, I'm sick to my stomach with this and just want it to be over. I love my kids and would never do anything to hurt or endanger them. Thank you for reading.

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What constitutes child abandonment in Texas and what needs

what constitutes child abandonment in Texas and what needs to be done if you know of such a thing.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: This couple took in the mother before the birth. They kept her and then the mother was placed in a drug rehab facility. The mother left the facility to move in with boyfriend. Child has been with the couple for 5 months and the mother has not returned. The couple have been nurturing and caring for the baby since.

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When does bad awful parenting could become child abuse? I am

When does bad awful parenting could become child abuse?I am concerned about my neighbor's 5 year old. Both of the parents have very bad life style, eating unhealthy food with lot of fat and sugar, watching TV and no outdoor activity. And they are enforcing the same life style on their 5 year old.I have a dog and it will get restless if I don't take it for evening walk, I can't imagine what that kid must be going through.I would like to know when does bad parenting can become child abuse? Can I call child services to review the kids situation?

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When both divorced parents are Joint Managing Conservators

When both divorced parents are Joint Managing Conservators does role of Custodial Parent default to Non-Custodial Parent when Custodial Parent kicks child out of his home?

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My child was involved with an incident involving another

My child was involved with an incident involving another child. DCS is investigating. He reported it to his therapist and then I reported what he said to the therapist to law enforcement. Do either I or my son have to speak to DCS more than what was in those reportsJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: indianaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: it has been reported to the policeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: my son was 14 and the child in question was 5

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This past Monday one of my son's friends were kicked out of

This past Monday one of my son's friends were kicked out of their house. They asked if they could stay here, my husband and I said yes. This is a 16 year old girl who found out that she is pregnant. The first night here I had her phone her Mom to let her know where she was, her Mom never replied or phoned. The next day I called her and asked that she either phone me or text me. She finally texted me back. I requested that she phone me that evening so that we could talk about this situation, she never phoned. Today I texted her to ask if it would be okay for her daughter to get some clothing and shoes, I received a text back asking that if she was going to live with us now. I told her I would rather they work things out somehow. She replied with "We are looking into options." I am at a loss as what to do now. I cannot get anywhere with her Mom, she will not even speak to me on the phone at all, and I cannot get a straight answer. What can I and my husband do to help this girl? We have no clue what to do.

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My ex, who hasn't seen our 6 yr old autistic son with severe

My ex, who hasn't seen our 6 yr old autistic son with severe sensory processing issues in over 1 1/12 yrs & lives in San Diego, is demanding a parenting plan where our son flies to San Diego 3-4 times a year with 6 weeks in the summer.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: He shares a house with his fiance and her daughter lives in the home every other weekJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: they live in a tiny two bedroom houseJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: her daughter is 8 yrs old he thinks its ok the opposite sex kids share a bedroom

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Currently, I am receiving child support from my son's

Currently, I am receiving child support from my son's father, but he will not participate in raising him/spending time. I would like to take my son to this dad's house, and drop him off once he opens the door. Is this illegal?

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