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What do i need to do to get my parenting time if not custody of my daughter?

Beaverton, OR |

i have delt with Dhs since 2007 and they put my daughter in her grandmothers temporary gaurdianship in 2010 and i have been trying to get more parenting time with her but her grandmother recently has refused to allow me to see her at her home and i was awarded at the minimum of 1 hour a month of parenting time with my daughter. i need help and more information on what i can do to get my time with my child. the grandmother is tribal and the tribe has threatened me with removal of my parental rights if i file any action to regain custody.

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It's clear from the question that your situation is far more complicated than you've described here. Which is fine - you're wise not to post too many facts on the internet: this forum is not at all private. You need to consult with an attorney who is familiar with both custody and juvenile law and the Indian Child Welfare Act, if a tribal government and DHS are involved.

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