divorce. we ahve a time share. i continue to find the child with signs of abuse as was as mental from wha t he explains to me. Ivbe made two dcf reports, the second one took more interest and call police where photos were taken and the child given to me. Now the dcf worker has called and told me that after these few days pass I they may have to return the child to the mother. i hve filed an contempt and motion to modify but im a afraid these proceedings will take too long to protect the child. as well i do not want the mother to pressure , coerce and threaten the child to make different statements to prtect her. can i file an injunction against violence? there are signs and proof, (abraisions and bruisings, as well the child told the dcf worker adn the police officer he's been hit with ob
Yes, you may file an injunction on behalf of your own minor child. The clerk's office or domestic violence shelter can assist you in filing a "next best friend" (parental) petition. You may also want to speak to an attorney about it.
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It is not clear what your relation to the child is. Assuming that it is your child, yes you can file a petition for protection on behalf of the child, O/B/O ( on behalf of). Go to the county courthouse and do so. Don't be overly verbose in the explanation of what has happened, just use the basic facts of the signs of abuse, both physical and mental. We also do not know how old the child is. It is hard to give you an adequate response.
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