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My friends wife has taken their child away and refuses to give her location, she has a history of neglectful behaviors regarding the child's down syndrome and medical needs. The baby is only 1 year old. I don't know if my cousin has reported them missing yet, been 10 weeks. I think because he has been verbally abused by his estranged wife who has done this before,he thinks she might return and does not want to make situation worse. I feel we must report this in order to protect the baby and hopefully get him medical attention. I just learned of this last night. I don't want to cause more problems but i feel urgency to find this baby.
JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And has the behavior been documented in any way?
Customer: Missouri, and no formal documentation that I am aware of. Just other family who has seen some of the neglect and a phone conversations where she screams things at my cousin,like " it is your fault that I am saddled with a downy." Very sad,
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: He is being very cautious and will not disclose if he's spoken to Lawyer or Police.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I just want to find where to report and if I have enough info to report. And if I should urge him to report it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Family Law
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I am sorry to hear about this situation. What exactly are you asking here, i.e. what is your question? For example - can they report this to CPS or police? Can he file a custody matter for this? Etc.

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This is a scam no you won't call me for 51.00 I'm reporting your company for fraud.
Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 1 year ago
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1) Sometimes, it is not clear what the customer (i.e. you) are asking, and that is indeed why I sent an information request. I specifically stated: This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance. I think I understand the situation a little better by re-reading "I just want to find where to report and if I have enough info to report. And if I should urge him to report it." That was the last sentence and I did not see it, at first.
2) I did not offer any phone call. The site offers this. The site allows the expert to opt out of the call request, and I normally decline so if you wanted it, another expert would have called you.
3) You can get a refund by contacting customer support. They are very friendly.
Good luck in your matter in dealing with Missouri Department of Social Services. I would have been happy to tell you what their standard for intake is and how such a call works, etc.
All the best.
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