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I have a civil suit with CPS petitioning me to take

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I have a civil suit with CPS petitioning me to take classes... I was charged with domestic violence However the DA rejected the charge's. The reason CPS is involved is because the child was present during the incident. My question is will a judge side with CPS and make me take classes in stay away from child? And do I need to write a written answer in response to the petition?
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Family Lawyer: Asad Rahman, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
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You absolutely do need to file a response otherwise the judge is more likely to side with CPS on this issue. It really just depends on the judge but most judges do defer a lot to what CPS is asking for, so you need to have a good explanation for the circumstances of what happened. I think it helps your case that no criminal charges were filed, but again it is hard to predict how your particular judge will view the situation.

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Should I include my charge dismissal letter with my written answer and if so how do I include that with my answer?
Family Lawyer: Asad Rahman, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Yes that evidence would help you.

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Family Lawyer: Asad Rahman, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

You would add it as an attached exhibit to your answer.

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