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DCS was ordered by a judge to address my concerns on a case

DCS was ordered by a judge to address my concerns on a case andJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have a copy of the court order. I filed a letter to the judge with a list of DCS violations and the judge ordered them to address my concerns in that letter and they have not done as ordered instead they removed the children the next day after the judge orderd them to complylJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Defenders of children told me that I should file a contempt of court petition on DCS

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My friend got arrested in California. She has 3 kids. The

My friend got arrested in California. She has 3 kids. The kids had nowhere to go, so they entered the child welfare system and are now in foster care. The first hearing in Family Court came just a few days after the arrest. The second hearing is scheduled Dec 21. The kids have been in foster care for 25 days. She believes that there is some sort of 30 day rule, that if the kids are in foster care for more than 30 days, that it will become much more difficult for her to get her kids back. She believes that if she can work some kind of legal loophole and get her kids back before 30 days, that somehow that will void further court proceedings. She claims a California attorney told her that 21 years ago. I haven't been able to find anything about that online. All I found was the typical court schedule with Detention Hearing, Jurisdiction Hearing, Disposition Hearing, and Permanencency Hearing. Her court-appointed lawyer is apparently overworked and has not returned her calls over 2 weeks, so she has not been able to get an answer to this question.

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I'm currently living with my mother in Pennsylvania, and she

I'm currently living with my mother in Pennsylvania, and she gets very emotionally abusive, and last night there was a physical altercation where she grabbed me by the throat and I couldn't breathe, which left marks on my neck, and we fell to the ground and her elbow hit my face, which left a mark there. I ran away, and talked to the police, and I filed a report and they took pictures of my injuries, but after they talked to my mom, they decided to just leave me there with her. This isn't the first time she or her husband has gotten physical and left marks on me before, but how can I get help if the police won't believe me?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, she took my phone and I'm not supposed to leave the house so I have no way of talking to a lawyer in real lifeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No I don't think so

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My Son-in- Law's Mother is Lakota Sioux. She left him and

My Son-in- Law's Mother is Lakota Sioux. She left him and his brother when they were 4 and 2 years old. they have been told that she has to recognize them to be able to register with the tribe. I would love to be able to give them both an opportunity to register. Also, he and my daughter are having a baby in March and they both want to keep his heritage alive and teach him about it.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: We are in North Carolina but she is back west.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: He doesn't even know where to start. She has made lots of promises but never keeps them. From his graduation from high school, military or even his wedding.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: What steps he can take to be recognized by his mothers tribe.

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My grandchild was removed from my daughters care today

my grandchild was removed from my daughters care today department of family service told me that if I went down and took a drug test and passed that they would leave my granddaughter in my custody I went took test and passed but they already had someone waiting to take my granddaughter before I even took the test they had no intention of doin what they said I need to know what my rights are my granddaughter is also native American so according to the child welfare act I was suppose to be the next logical and legal choice but they told me that they did not have to go by that or place her with anyone in my family that she was going to foster care no ifs ands or butts that someone was there to get her also dfs has been to my house because my sister has an open case with them they have checked my house and said it was safe and they had no worries about her children and that they would close her case but yet they turn around and come back a week later and say I'm not safe and that they are worried about my granddaughters safety I can understand them worring about her mother but I have done nothing to even think that I am a bad person everyone in my family comes to me for support and I try to help any way that I can but now they are trying to use that against me by taking my granddaughter from me

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Texas divorcing couple has temporary orders under a rule 11

Texas divorcing couple has temporary orders under a rule 11 agreement. This week the mother is scheduled to drop the child off to the dad on tuesday @ 8pm. She called him and asked if he could meet them in the park at 4:30pm to pickup the child early.1.Is there any reason the dad should not do this?

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Can grandparent be poster caregiver and received financial

Can grandparent be poster caregiver for grandchild and received financial assistance for day care.

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I am being accused of touching my niece inappropriately and

I am being accused of touching my niece inappropriately and now DHS child welfare wants to speak with me do I talk to them or what should I do

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If an adoptive family receives an adoption subsidy and the

If an adoptive family receives an adoption subsidy and the parents are divorced with the bilogilogical mother having primary custody , which parent is entitled to receive the adoption subsidy in the divorce? Does the adoptive non-cusdotial parent receive any credit on child support payments?

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