This is one that was JUST given to me 10/31/16 from the County of Los Angeles, DCFS
. My fifteen year old daughter was living with me in Lancaster, CA up until 10/1/16. I need to speak to someone about it. My girlfriend has tried a couple of her attorney friends, but none in this are of expertise. My wife passed away 10/15. My daughter (the youngest of three) remained with me, as she is only 15 (will turn 16 November 10). She has been requesting to go on 'independent study' for several years and I stuck to my guns and kept her enrolled at Eastside High in Lancaster. The three of us were doing just great. But, I have two older daughters that moved out immediately upon turning 18. They both hate me, have always primarily because of what they were fed by their mother
, I hate to say. The oldest is going to be 27 and has been wanting to see me 'go down' forever its seems. There is a lot more, but my girlfriend has used this site quite a few times and she has nothing but glowing recommendations, so I'm trying it now. My teen daughter is now residing with my mom and her eldest sister in Thousand Oaks, CA which is in Ventura County. I'm okay with our current arrangement and I see no reason to change it. She seems to be getting by there and that is where she wants to be. However, a social worker, Danielle Libby, insisted that I meet with her. I did not agree to doing so, but per my therapist's recommendation, invited her to my home. She became rude and attempting with all she had to have me sign docs that gave them the right to remove my daughter from my home, to search my home, look at the living conditions, etc. My oldest daughter and my middle daughter coerced my teen daughter to seek help from the high school counselor and she did. I was not even aware she could do so. I have gotten her to both a Psychiatrist & a Psychologist, the first every couple of months mainly for her medication refills and to her therapist once/week.
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Because this chat popped up when I logged on, I typed my problem in. This is family law
, I'm sure.
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: First of all, they said they removed my daughter from my home in Los Angeles County, CA and they removed her custody from me, but granted temporary to my mother who resides in Thousand Oaks, CA which is Ventura County. They called me to go pick up (10/31) a letter which said they filed a petition in Dependency Court for my daughter to be removed from my custody. The court hearing is tomorrow at 8:30 AM. I am not prepared as I have never been through this before. I can tell you for FACT, that this allegation is 100% based on PURE HERESAY. How can they order removal based on heresay?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think that sums most of it up?? Thank you so much.