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Traci A. Weiss

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  • If there is a family and a mother with 6 children and the children are getting beaten any the father wants to help 2 of the kids

    If there is a mother with 6 children and the children are getting beaten any the father wants to help 2 of the children who are biologicaly his and 1 other child who is not biologicaly his but he wants to help him. what does the father have to do ...

    Traci’s Answer

    The facts are a little unclear here. Several variables. For starters, if the alleged abuse is serious enough, it may be a matter for the police. Also, if all 6 children are being abused, a report should probably be made concerning all of the children - either through the police and/or DFCS.

    Now, concerning his 2 biological children, is he the "legal parent'? - i.e., was he married to the mother at the time of their births, or has he completed a Court action for paternity/legitimation of those children which resulted in him being determined a legal parent (with legal rights to the children)? If not, that would be his first step toward getting custody over his children. If he is already a "legal parent," then he could petition the court for a change of whatever his current custodial rights are and bring the allegations of abuse to the Court's attention as a factor to support his petition for custody.

    With regard to the child that is not biologically his, he would probably need to start with DFCS, having them investigate the alleged abuse, and if they find a basis to remove the child from the current home, he could find out from them what steps he would need to take in order to potentially foster that child.

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