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Sam, Attorney at Law
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I have allegations of child neglect due to remaining in home

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I have allegations of child neglect due to remaining in home with spouse accused of domestic violence. The social worker already has a statement from me. My attorney tells me that she has set up an interview with the social worker next week to further discuss the "incident in detail". Per my attorney, I can say "I do not recall". Should not I remain silent? Is this a legal strategy to win the graces of DCFS or more like sabotage?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Sam replied 4 years ago.

Welcome and thank you for your questions

I am an attorney with more than 25 years of experience and look forward to providing you true and correct information in this regard


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I am sorry that you are experiencing this situation. I suggest that you have a local attorney and as such saying "I do not recall" is in essence not saying anything. I do not see it as your attorney trying to sabotage your case. It is just a polite answer. Remember, the DCFS has to prove it's allegations - you do not have to prove anything.


So, if your attorney is telling you to answer the question with "I do not recall" I suggest there is nothing wrong with that.


Good luck with everything