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Do I have the right to refuse a CPS agent to have a private

Do I have the right to refuse a CPS agent to have a private interview with my 6 year old daughter?JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: montanaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no we are looking for oneJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My 17 year old has been living outside my home since

My 17 year old has been living outside my home since September by her own choice. She has been home less than a handful of times and when she comes home, she usually steals something. Do i legally have to let her come back home? She is verbally abusive and i dont really want her to be at home...

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A DHS worker visited my home mid november but i refuse to

Hello. A DHS worker visited my home mid november but i refuse to let her in. She filed A motion to compel cooperation but Dhs sent the papers in a day late and my court appointed attorney wont answer. I fear that they will arrest me now because they didn't inform me earlier and may possibly have my kids taken just for missing the court date. What do i do now?Please help!

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I have an established child support order and recently went

Hello, I have an established child support order and recently went through a modification. There will be a court hearing due to the modification. I am trying to see what guidelines the magistrate or judge will use. The Child Support Recovery Unit used the rules below:https://secureapp.dhs.state.ia.us/CustomerWeb/Resources/SupportGuidelines/Court%20Rules.pdfThere is also a child support scheduler:https://secureapp.dhs.state.ia.us/CustomerWeb/Resources/SupportGuidelines/Schedule%20of%20Basic%20Support%20Obligations.pdfWhat's the difference and what will the judge use?Thanks

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QUESTION FOR ATTORNEY Though I have jump through hoops to do

QUESTION FOR ATTORNEYThough I have jump through hoops to do everything for dhs & though dhs has screwed me over in several ways, I majorly screwed up! I have deceived dhs and am very ashamed of this. My attorney​ appointed by DHS​, Robert Depper, believes that because of the deception that the judge will just think I'm still full of bull shit and that I'm doomed, or rather my daughter is doomed. They did a hair follicle test on Friday and though I have had several clean urine test it will be positive for THC, alcohol, opiates, and meth. I'm so assumed, and know I have a problem and am willing to do whatever it takes to get my daughter back and keep the baby I'm preg with.I am ready to do things write and get help. I want to do whatever it takes to get my daughter back and keep my the baby in my belly, and if I can't get my daughter back then I would like to move and get clean with the support of my family.December 13th is placement date and because I royally screwed up I'm so scared that I may have nothing to live for if I lose my children. I know I should have thought about this before using and being so selfish, and I'm ashamed that I allowed this to happen.Other misc. information you should knowDrug paraphernalia charges, 3 driving on suspend and 1 speeding ticket, back child support of $28000, and back taxes owed of $20000.What are my options (best chances) to keep Isabella and baby Remington in my life?What are my chances of getting custody of Isabella if I do whatever it takes, 30 days treatment, 16 IOP afterward, anything?If I do all that DHS wants, will the judge give me custody or will Isabella still be adopted out and then because of the time and knowledge of baby Remington, how will this affect baby Remington?Prefer to not go into treatment that is set up for mothers and children because of my company, however, I'm willing to lose everything if that's my only chances. I will just have to start over once I get out.Can anyone locally adopt Isabella? I have no blood related family here, however, I do have a home here and the family of the child in my belly are here.If they must be blood related then what are the chances of my brother, rick, in North Carolina and his wife adopting her? He stated that he has an attorney however, dhs acted like there has been no contact. My brother said his attorney started the process 6 months ago, however dhs told me that they received the documentation only 2 months ago. My brother told me that the dhs office (not sure if the NC or AR office) lost the documents and they had to resubmit them. Dhs said this process could take another 9 months. Is this true?If they allow rick and Patricia to adopt her where would she be until then and can I visit her once my rights are terminated?If my rights are terminated or if I voluntarily give up my rights, and she is placed with rick and patty, can I move to North Carolina to be closer to Isabella? And how does this termination effect baby Remington?If I move to North Carolina and give birth there and of course I'm clean can I keep baby Remington?Is there any way I can avoid Arkansas dhs being involved with baby Remington?If she is not placed with rick and patty, and placed with a foster family, will I be able to see her, have any contact with her, and can she ever choose to come live with me when she is old enough to make that choice?How will the termination, regardless if its rick or a foster family, affect my chances in the future of getting custody of my older four daughters?As you can see in my documents, I had my four older daughters all summer but my ex-husband has not allowed me visitation since school started. What can I do to get him to allow visitations and if I go into decision point can we force him to bring them there to see me?Currently, court order, I have been going to counseling and still have 6 sessions, should I continue to go to these if I'm going into treatment?If I terminate my parental rights, do I have final visitations? How many? When?If I terminate my rights, should I continue the counseling sessions, decision point classes, or can I move ASAP and get as far away from Benton County as possible, so I can get dhs out of my life and get back on track, deal with this emotionally with support of my family without drugs and alcohol.If you can help me I have resources to pay for the attorney fees. My property should be selling soon, my family will help me and I have several close friends aka clients that will loan me funds.

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In Oklahoma. My son had some scratches on him from he and I

In Oklahoma. My son had some scratches on him from he and I wrestling during one of his outbursts. He is autistic and was close to running into traffic on a busy road. I was restraining him so that he would not run into the road and be injured. He has a documented history of running and being physically aggressive. He has even been placed into a inpatient treatment center for several months. When my son went to school they called DHS and filed a complain. DHS then told my wife that I could not be around my son or stay in the house until they do an investigation. Do they have the right to force me not to see my son or force me out of the house while they do an investigation?

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I live in Mississippi and I need some advice regarding DHS.

I live in Mississippi and I need some advice regarding DHS. In 1989 I was convicted of Attempted Sexual Assault of an adult so I'm a registered sex offender. Here recently someone called DHS and informed them of my situation of being a sex offender. The problem is I have some friends that have 3 girls that I have known for quite sometime. These friends of mine are aware of my situation. This last Friday DHS came to there house and told them I wasn't allowed back at this house due to being a sex offender. The question is: Do they have the right to do that. I have never been accused of anything to do with a minor. They are just going on what someone told them. Should I go up to there office and talk to them (DHS) Please answer as soon as possible, Thank you,I live in Mississippi and I need some advice regarding DHS. In 1989 I was convicted of Attempted Sexual Assault of an adult so I'm a registered sex offender. Here recently someone called DHS and informed them of my situation of being a sex offender. The problem is I have some friends that have 3 girls that I have known for quite sometime. These friends of mine are aware of my situation. This last Friday DHS came to there house and told them I wasn't allowed back at this house due to being a sex offender. The question is: Do they have the right to do that. I have never been accused of anything to do with a minor. They are just going on what someone told them. Should I go up to there office and talk to them (DHS) Please answer as soon as possible, Thank you

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My 6 yr old granddaughter's father is being investigated by

my 6 yr old granddaughter's father is being investigated by dhs for sexual abuse , now my daughter has been told if this little girl cant remember everything from the last years the case will be dropped. What I need to know if this happens can we get a lawyer to stop the weekend visit and if she isn't taken there on his weekend will my daughter go to jail?? This little girl has always hated going to stay with her dad. what can we do??

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I am the legal guardian for my nephew, he is 100 % deaf,

HelloJA: Hi. How can we be of help?Customer: I am the legal guardian for my nephew, he is 100 % deaf, autistic with the mental level of around a 3-4 year old, he lives in west branch at a COH(community owned home) thru ausable valley community mental health. there have been three recipient rights complaints filed, as a resident (3 live there including Donald) the first one last Feb. was found that the one resident was violating the mental health code, and on the findings report, listed steps in place to not cause recidivism. on 09/22/16 I was notified that this individual had been caught punching Donald, and when interviewed confessed he had been punching him for a long time, by Donald's case worker, they informed me that due to the resident not signing a lease, he was being brought back into the home. I have a detailed timeline, 4 pages, of everything that has transpired, to this point. I filed for a PPO this was denied, to get him out of the house, I then filed for a hearing, the hearing was 10/18/16, 8 AVCMH employees came, but none that had the info the judge wanted, she had me file a motion, the order for adjournment is on 11/03/2016. I have so much information on this, but at this point I need legal consultation on my nephews behalf.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I have copies of all of the below Guardianship papers from the court including the seal.• All three Recipient Rights complaints.• Summary Report findings of investigation findings on compliant # 42-03-16.• Notice to appear in Court.• Order for Adjournment.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: what do you mean has anything been filed or reported? the judge would not look at my copies of the recipient complaints or the findings, as she said thee would need a subpoenaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: the judge informed AVCMH that they are responsible for Donalds safety, josh perri from DHS in west branch testified ***** *****fe now is like a prisoner and when he went there, the resident that caused this ran upstairs and Donald peed his pants. the resident was moved to this home from another home, COH undr AVCMH for th esame problem, I knew nothing of this, holes in walls broken doors windows, Donald loved it there, he should not have to move, it is AVCMH that I trusted, and they have given me nothing but the run around, they did not inform me for ten days the incident whappened on 09/12/2016

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