Tuesday June 16th 2015 at approx 6 p.m. CPS accompanied by a sheriff showed up at our house to remove our 3 children for clutter. The sheriff did state that he was only there as a peace keeper after observing our house. There was no emergency, no prior CPS involvement, no judicial authorization. It took them 3 days to file the complaint that alleged neglect, but stated the definition for dependency. It was defective on face but our attorney did not raise that issue with the court. The emergency shelter care hearing was held on Monday June 22nd at noon. we only found out about the hearing by calling the court at approximately 11 a.m. that day. We were almost an hour late due to car trouble. We telephoned the court 3 different times notifying them. They told us to get there as quick as we could and we should be okay. When we got there they had already held the hearing and ruled temporary custody to CPS. We were served after the hearing. Order appointed us an attorney. They held the hearing with NO GAL present. There are more crucial details and mistakes made that can not fit. Appealed on the GAL not being appointed. Was remanded back to court to appoint a GAL. The trial was over
Sounds like a difficult situation. If the case was appealed and remanded, the juvenile court was held accountable. This is just a general statement, based on what you have attempted to write. Feel free to consult legal counsel.
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