My child was pulled out of her fathers house by CPS due to school social worker reporting abuse in the home affecting the child. He lives in NC and I fled from the same emotional domestic abuse and reside in SC. Attempted several times to gain custody of her knowing how abusive he is only to be able to gain visitation. So they placed my daughter in a friends home since I live in another state. The school social worker has reported to me that they have reports of the abuse my daughter is suffering from my daughter reporting it and and her best friends parents whom see the abuse with their own eyes. So can I file child abuse charges on him here in SC or either in NC if I have to since all I'm trying to do is protect my daughter from this abuse that we have been enduring and trying to get away from for 9yrs now?????????????
If I do have rights to charge him can I get some refferals to local attorneys that have superior experience in this matter since the police department has yet to help even when I lived in it myself and would call the police on him for the abuse, only to be told by them I had to be the one to leave and no I couldn't take my child since I had to walk with no transportation. Plus he could charge me for child endangerment and kidnapping, since I would have to walk down the highway to find help to get me away.
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