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My girlfreind had her 2 year old taken by dcf in florida for

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neglect due to her drinking...
My girlfreind had her 2 year old taken by dcf in florida for neglect due to her drinking and drugs. she is pregnant wiyh my child and is due in 4 mos and just failed a drug test for xanex. she has no job and stays with people and has no home. she is aplying for alpha house which is basically a shelter. I have a good job a house for 10 years and no record. what are the chances I can get the baby, and what should I do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.Category: Family Law
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I'm a licensed family law attorney in Florida and I believe I can provide assistance. Before beginning, I need a few things clarified:

  • When was the removal?
  • Where is the 2 year old now?
  • Are you the father of that child?

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago

He was removed about 6 mos ago and he is with the fathers family. The father of the 2 year old is in jail. I am the father of the unborn

 

Family Lawyer: Joseph, Family Law Attorney replied 7 years ago

The bad news is that it sounds like your girlfriend may have some serious problems on her hands. The good news is that it sounds like you have an excellent case of obtaining custody of the unborn child. However, this could be seriously harmed if you intend to remain with the girlfriend. I would be surprised if DCF didn't attempt a termination of parental rights (TPR) for the girlfriend. If you intend to remain with her, they would likely want to do a TPR against you as well.

 

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