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My new son in law left with my daughter. About a month ago.

My new son in law left with my daughter. About a month ago. She left her children 13 and 14 with me. I have gurdianship. He also left his 16 and 13 year old... Is this abandamentJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: KentuckyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I tried . He said something about I could file for my daughters children but their father whom has a child abuse charge on the 13 and 14 will try to get them and I could loose..Also he told me just call police 5th I take 16 and 13. Off my handsJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: 41042JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have my daughters 19 and 16 in my how already. Now it's 6 children in a 3 bedroom mobile home. The 13 and 16 have a mother in 47274.. She had signed custodyto father years ago due to drug use.. She is better and wants her children. We are afraid if I take them. To her the father May come and her them show cusody papers and we would be done. What should we do

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If a boy who is not my child but of the mothers and 6 yrs

If a boy who is not my child but of the mothers and 6 yrs old has sexually abused my daughter who is 4 what can I do as a father who is not with the mother anymore?

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My boyfriend was arrested on a felony child abuse charge but

My boyfriend was arrested on a felony child abuse charge but really all he did was push my son to take a phone away during a fight with me. I spoke with children protective services immediately (interview with my parents, myself and son), filed a restraining order that they and the police said I HAD TO DO and dropped the restraining order.What happens if I do not want to seek charges (which i told the states attorneys office) and would like to allow my boyfriend home after he finishes his alcohol rehab which is currently in.I have no record, my boyfriend has no record and my son is not abused. But I hear horror stories

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My daughter has a restraining order on her ex boyfriend and

My daughter has a restraining order on her ex boyfriend and 2 female roommates. 1 female roommate is blackmailing her to drop restraining order or she'll make sure my 10 yr old Granddaughter is taken from me because my house is in poor shape. If a child is being well taken care of regardless of the house can she be taken from me. Also can anything be done about her blackmailing threats?

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An ex girlfriend of the man I am with called child

An ex girlfriend of the man I am with called child protection services and lied. When they came they found the accusations of unsupervised kids to be false but because I smoke pot (not around my kids) I have to go to classes, and my boyfriend refused to take a urinalysis so they made me move out of his house. I'm remodeling my house so we are staying at my oldest daughters house until then. Even though they found the accusations of unsupervised kids not true, they still make me go to child abuse classes and said that if I didn't go then my oldest daughter could lose her baby too. Is this right?

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My ex-son-in-law is living in his parents house. His dad

My ex-son-in-law is living in his parents house. His dad died - no will, no executor for dad. His mom is alive, but incapacitated in a nursing home - extremely bad stroke almost 3 yrs ago from which she never recovered. His sister is executor for mom. The house is in dad's name and sister's name. Sister is also is on the deed for a house down the block where she lives, also in her name and dad's name. The sister is trying to force son-in-law out of the house - called 911, while he had the 2 grandkids there. (He and our daughter are on amicable terms since the divorce; he is doing everything possible to be a good dad, and has them every other week, overnight.) The next day "someone" called Child Protective Services and reported that he was drinking and on drugs with the kids there. (He was not using alcohol or drugs.) He knows he needs an attorney, but can't afford one - he is currently on unemployment, but is expecting to work again soon. We can see that the sister is clearly harassing him to try to gain control of both houses and force him out. (They have not been on good terms for most of their lives.) We advised to record and journal everything. What else can we advise?

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I was investigated by cps in 2009 and 2010 because I was in

I was investigated by cps in 2009 and 2010 because I was in a severe depression and abusing tranquilzers, my children were 8 and 9 years of age. The investigation started because the school nurse called cps due to the fact that I partially rolled over my daughter's foot with my car tire when I was under the influence of Xanax as I was dropping my children at school. My daughter did not sustain any serious injuries thank goodness. She was basically fine. I have since recovered from my illness and would like to work at a nursery school. Will this arise on my background check?JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No that's basically it

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In the state of Florida, does the Uncle who has power of

In the state of Florida, does the Uncle who has power of attorney over his nephew give him the right to prevent the father from visiting the child ?

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Last week my 10 day old daughter had a fall. She fell out of

HiLast week my 10 day old daughter had a fall. She fell out of my hand as I was going to get her a bottle. My wife and I immediately took her to the hospital. They found two fractures on her skull and she was hospitalized for three days. During our time at the hospital we were contacted by child protective services. We told them what happened and gave them information such as criminal background. My wife has a clean record and I have a DUI and misdemeanor cannabis charge, both from over five years ago. I also submitted a urinary analysis. I was asked if anything would show up and I told them possibly cannabis but probably not. They asked when was the last time i used cannabis and how often I do. I told them about two weeks ago and that I consume cannabis a few times a month (I live in Washington state where recreational use is legal). They asked me about my alcohol use and I told them I drink once or twice a week and a six pack or less. they asked me if i have ever had dependency issues or have been committed to rehab, I said no. They asked all of the same questions for my wife and she said no to all. She is currently active duty Air Force and we love on a military base. We both submitted to background checks. We also allowed them a walk through of our house which was found to be properly suited for a child and no issues. When it came time to be medically discharged from the hospital CPS put a 72 hour administrative hold on hour child, meaning she could not leave the hospital pending the house walk through and a family safety planning meeting in which we sit down with the case worker and her supervisor and discuss what happened again as well as in home services. It was also pending a medcon, which is an analysis by a third party doctor through the cps agency of my child's injuries to ensure the explanation of the accident was plausible according to her injuries. That doctor confirmed that everything looked plausible. Also two other doctors from the hospital confirmed it to be plausible. when we had the meeting the cps supervisor was very condescending and treated me as a criminal with no respect. They recommended an in home service which would require someone to come to our house once a week for 14 weeks.This is a description of the service that they provided to us:PFR is a hands-on therapeutic parenting intervention that is based on attachment theory for children from birth to three years of age. The program emphasizes that what young children need most is a caregiver who is nurturing, sensitive a, and representative of a child's needs. Promoting First Relationships uses strength based verbal feedback to help caregivers learn about child development. In addition, the caregiver and therapist use reflective practice to engage the caregiver in a dialogue that promotes the caregiver's understanding of their own emotions and needs, and the emotions of the child. Caregivers will gain the capacity to see the world through their children's eyes, identify their child feelings and needs, and how to meet those needs in a sensitive and responsive way. The service includes videotaping the parent and child.I told the supervisor that I did not feel the service would be neccessary and that we had plenty of resources through the military including parenting classes and agencies for helping families. This is when they became very rude. they said that i wasnt taking the situation seriously. then they said that during the 14 weeks they would be sending someone from cps to our house monthly for health and safety check. they also said i would need to submit to random urinary analysis for a month and that I would need to submit another sample after the meeting, which I did. None of this stuff was court ordered. After trying to refuse and getting forcible push back we reluctantly agreed because we did not want hem to keep the hold on our child. After the meeting we were finally able to bring our child home. She was recovered from her injuries and we are all doing well.So, finally my question is that do we have the right to still refuse the services, the random urinary analysis, and the monthly visits. And, if we do, what action can CPS take.

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