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I have just been made aware that my 20 yr old son was

I have just been made aware that my 20 yr old son was sexually molested and abused while he attended camp 10-11 years ago in Pennsylvania. I called a sexual abuse hotline in PA this past weekend and filed a report. They stated the report will go to the DAs office in the county where the abuse occurred, Wyoming County, PA. Should I need to retain counsel now or wait until the DAs office contacts me?

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Cps has legal and physcial custody of my 14 year old

cps has legal and physcial custody of my 14 year old daughter through a chips petition. They now have finished investigation on our family and found that i maltreated my daughter by not reporting a sexual molestation of her that she told me about a week after it happened and did not go into details. I am a certified nurse assistant and this will effect my job for ten years. I have 15 days to request reconsideration. my lawyer says that I should do that but we will most likely have to take it to state level. The problem is we dont want our daughter back home. We want her in a in-residental treatment facility where three mental health hospitals have recommended. CPS stated in court that their goal is reunification. I dont think cps is going to help her and follow the recommendations of the hospitals as they didnt for three years. What do I do?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: MinnesotaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yes but he is not helping and hasnt listened to usJA: What advice did they give you?Customer: admit to two sections of the chips petition and not the part where we were neglectful by not providing our daughter with food, shelter, clothing, etc....and we didJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: yes everything of the last 5 years of trying to get our daughter help.

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My husband has committed adultery with a co-worker as a

My husband has committed adultery with a co-workeras a change in behaviour I investigated and he denied and is now sending me divorce papers from Boston Massachusettswe live separately our daughter lives with meWe have only been separated because he was deported from Australia for overstaying his visa which his ban is over now he able to visit Australia

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I want to grant custody of my child to my sister and her

I want to grant custody of my child to my sister and her husband for reasons of safety, from myself and my ex-husband. My Ex is not on the birth certificate and has no legal documents stating he has any rights to him at all. How do I start this process? Will a judge grant my ex full custody simply because he is the biological father or will they look at what is the best environment for him?

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AttyHeather

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A friend has been accused of abuse (touching "bad" places)

A friend has been accused of sexual abuse (touching "bad" places) by the 9 year old daughter of his girlfriend (they have been living together for about 6 months). This is a false accusation and we are wondering in which cases can a Motion to Dismiss be accepted. Summary: she said it happened a specific Tuesday while her mom was cooking and the boyfriend was resting in bed and she was there with him. The mom never ever cooks because she has a hard job and the boyfriend loves to cook, that specific day evening he was the one cooking and also texting back and forth with his brother.Thank you for any help you can give us. That situation happened in the Dallas region.

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My wedding was ruined by one of our guest. He tried to give

My wedding was ruined by one of our guest. He tried to give alcohol beverage to my 4 yr old nephew and physically & inappropriately danced sexually with my 12 yr old niece. Can the children's parents sue for sexual harrassment & child endangerment?

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I had an abuse and neglect case against me and the state was

I had an abuse and neglect case against me and the state was trying to adjudicate me for sex abuse in circuit court. The court found that the state could not prove this by clear and convincing evidence. I was arrested the same day that I was served abuse and neglect papers for sex abuse. The same prosecutor is now pursuing the criminal charges after the abuse and neglect findings. It's identical. I have a motion to dismiss in limbo now based on collateral estoppel. What do you think my chances are?

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There was a false cys claim filed against me and my family.

There was a false cys claim filed against me and my family. Now we are being harrassed by the court and cys.JA: The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: My custody lawyer is aware of the situationJA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I had a custody hearing on 4/1/16. The baby's dad showed the master pictures of my mom's house when we were getting new carpeting put in. He claimed the house always looks like that. The master reported it to cys even though it was not reportable conditions. CYS came out and wanted the banister back up. We put the banister up and they came out. Said everything was good and they didn't need to come out again. On 4/18/16, I had a custody trial for my 5 year old, and the judge ordered quarterly visits be done by my 5 year old's dad to inspect the property. CYS went and had it changed to them, not the child's father. They've said if we refuse the visits, they are taking the kids.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Family Lawyer should know?Customer: My mom works in an emotional support classroom as a social worker. She's reported many cases of neglect, sexual abuse, and physical abuse and CYS does nothing. We get new carpets in and CYS and the courts will not leave us aloneJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I have a friend I wanted to get information for. My

HelloI have a friend I wanted to get information for. My female friend was in a long-term relationship with a guy (4 years) and she recently got the traumatic news that he had sexually abused one of her daughters (11 years old). This news completely blindsided her and she was unaware it was happening. It apparently went on for approx. 3 months before she found out.He is in custody and out of the picture now. She temporarily lost custody of her daughter to her father and CPS file a claim saying she had contributed to the harmful environment. CPS also claimed she had visited her ex in jail but it wasn't her, it was the perpetrator's mom. CPS has since dropped that case after finding that out.Since the incident some of her family has intervened stating they would call CPS on her if she tried to move on and date other guys. Can my friend legally get in trouble for dating and allowing other men around her 2 other daughters?

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