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Adam Ballout

Everett Child Abuse Lawyer.

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  1. Red alert..

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Adam Ballout
    2. Brita Anne Christine Long
    2 lawyer answers

    If you've had CPS involvement in the past your prior social worker can place a hold on your child at the hospital. Your baby can be placed with a relative or in foster care upon discharge from the hospital. You can take steps to make sure that you are in a better place now such as: 1. Making sure you're getting the proper pre-natal care 2. Not missing any medical appointments for your baby 3. not giving the hospital or any staff attitude since they will be giving their impressions of you to the...

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  2. I should sue my ex-boyfriend for spending 3 yrs, and now i am in a big depression

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Adam Ballout
    1 lawyer answer

    No.

  3. I got a dui with my child in the car, now cps is investigating my home, can they take my child away from me if this is my first?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Bruce Clement
    2. Adam Ballout
    3. Derek Michael Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    CPS will be investigating to find out a couple things 1. Is this an indication of something else wrong in your home? 2. Are you willing to engage in some services to make sure it doesn't happen again. If this really is a one time thing, and you're willing to comply with some UA's and show that you're clean and sober, then that will definitely help. You may be asked to do some voluntary services and sign some kind of safety plan that you will not drink and drive. Cooperating with the...

  4. New GAL and

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Adam Ballout
    1 lawyer answer

    Snohomish county has an active guardian ad litem list which is updated yearly. You can petition the court for a new guardian ad litem by motion with notice to the other side, or if by agreement by an agreed order you can submit ex parte. If the old guardian ad litem report was not sufficient you can ask the new GAL to disregard the recommendations (if any) and point out to them why. Make sure you stay in contact with the new GAL and follow all requests for information as they are an important...

  5. I filed a major modification to our parenting plan and an adequate cause hearing date has been set. If the respondent does not

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Brita Anne Christine Long
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. Adam Ballout
    3 lawyer answers

    depending on how substantial the modification is and if it requires a changing of the primary parent or not, the commissioner may just sign the modification. Service is going to be the key issue here, make sure you have proof that he was properly and timely served with all paperwork. Family law matters are littered with people who show up the day of the hearing with nothing filed and asking for a continuance so they can either hire an attorney or file a response. Be prepared for that, and if it...

  6. I am been accused of abusing my g/f 3 kids because her ex husband

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Adam Ballout
    1 lawyer answer

    Typically in cases like this, it's never worth your time or money to sue people making accusations against you. The lawsuits are expensive and rarely ever go anywhere. You can protect yourself in this situation by keeping very detailed notes about what's going on and make very sure you stay out of trouble in the meantime.

  7. My children were sexually abused while in foster-care in bridgeport ct, they need treatment, all six.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Adam Ballout
    1 lawyer answer

    I would recommend immediately consulting with a personal injury attorney in your area. There are some things you can do now to help that process: 1. Request your full case file from DCFS 2. Make a timeline of all the events and when they occured 3. Try to find documentation that you warned the worker about this placement (email, letter, etc)

  8. Can I still report my sons father for child abuse from 4 to 5 years ago?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    2. Adam Ballout
    2 lawyer answers

    http://www.statuteoflimitations.net/virginia_statute_of_limitations.htm The above website outlines the statute of limitations for Virginia. You can always file complaints against anyone but the real question is what will result by you doing that. If the social services investigation resulted in an unfounded result it's highly unlikely any prosecutor will pursue something like that. It may actually look like a form of retaliation against the father since its been so long.

  9. Negligent homicide

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Adam Ballout
    1 lawyer answer

    This depends if this arose out of the same incident and the prosecutor could have had the option to charge negligent homicide. Typically a not guilty verdict in a child abuse case prevents the prosecution from trying under other charges unless those have already been filed.

  10. How do I prove and fight against false CPS reports that are used as a form of harassment against myself and my husband?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Adam Ballout
    2. Angelina Maria Monte Zinn
    2 lawyer answers

    Make sure that you keep a very detailed journal timeline of exactly what occurred and when. Whenever you make a decision to cooperate with a CPS investigator just make sure you understand that you should be polite to this person, but also understand they are not your friend. If you receive any sort of findings in the mail or abuse or neglect you need to appeal them immediately. You should consider hiring a family law attorney in your area that can bring these issues up in front of the judge....

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