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How can I protect a victim of child sexual abuse from seeing

How can I protect a victim of child sexual abuse from seeing her sibling offender from having contact. I am divorced from x-wife and she has allowed this without my consent. As I see it, it like asking a rape victim to visit her rapist.

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I need advice regarding child custody. My daughters father

I need advice regarding child custody. My daughters father and I have a verbal agreement in which we each get our daughter every other week. When it's time for me to pick her up he threatens not let me have her. Can he keep her

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I just had guardianship of daughter renewed in Wagoner Co.

I just had guardianship of daughter renewed in Wagoner Co. Ok i n May of 2016. I sent her down to see her mother for the summer. Today I get a phone call saying that she not coming back to Ohio that she staying in Oklahoma. The mother told she has the right to stop the guardianship cause she did it voluntarily but she is still on probation for felony.For for at least another year. Does she have the right to do this ?

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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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I am currently legally divorced since February 2009, but

I am currently legally divorced since February 2009, but have been living with my ex-husband, whom I share joint custody of our two children, since August 2009. When the divorced occurred we were living in Mississippi, but have since moved to the state of Arizona since October 2010. After all this time we are separating again. My ex-husband is currently in Mississippi with the children for the summer, where I was supposed to fly over to spend the last two weeks before school starts with them. Due to expenses and my job, I was unable to go this year. My ex-husband has been a stay at home dad since the time that we have lived in Arizona while I have had a very good income and supported his spending habits up to this point, but can no longer continue to do that. He is now saying that the children are going to stay in Mississippi with him even though he has no income they have been in school in Arizona for the past 6 years. What legal rights or actions can I take in order to get my children back in the state of Arizona?

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My brother and s girlfriend had their child taken away at a

My brother and his girlfriend had their child taken away at a week old due to injuries that were sustained. Nobody supposedly knows where they came from. He is almost a year now. There is a hearing scheduled in December to find out if the parents will get him back or if he will go up for adoption. My brother went to jail yesterday for domestic violence. His girlfriend had her 2 daughters taken away as well. I just found out this nephew exists. Is there any possibility that I can adopt him, take custody or guardianship of him if I live in California and am merely the aunt? Will they get him back?

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I received summons from my husband of our wedding and

Hi, I received summons from my husband for annulment of our wedding and claiming that there are no assets to be exchanged. I was OK with that as even I didn't want to live with him anymore. I didn't respond to the summons as I didn't want to spend time on hiring a lawyer and go through all the hearing process. I didn't want his money but just wanted to get rid of that psychopath, so I checked online and there was an option to not respond if there is nothing I am expecting. We don't have kids so I didn't want child support etc., I don't know the status of the case whether the wedding is cancelled or not. But I received Declaration of Disclosure notice from his attorney where he claims that I have some gold, money in my possession in his Assets and Debts form. The form says -As this is the default proceeding,petitioner waives final disclosure requirements. Does that mean I need to return him the gold and money he claims to be under my possession? He has put all fake figures there? What should I do? Please help

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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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I red a nanny care. She was vetted by care.com. I have three

I hired a nanny for summer care. She was vetted by care.com. I have three witnesses to neglect while she was at my home, including a pool in the backyard, a bathroom incident, and sleeping. I have a 5 and a 3 year old. Upon questioning of tardiness, disrespectful text messages, and adult conversations with children, and neglect, she would become defensive, cry, and eye roll. She was confronted on Thursday and told me "I am screwing you, I quit." I had already found a backup as my husband and I were planning on terminating our relationship with her. She left with prepaid park passes to the zoo and a water park in our area. I have asked for them back, with no response, I have written testimony from the three people that reported neglect to me. I want to know what my rights are to get back our property, file a police report on neglect so that she will not be caring for children, at least toddlers, in the future. And, because she wasn't actually babysitting, the neighbor had my children for the majority of the day, my rights to money back from summer care.

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