Well, my personal view, and it is exactly that - a pesonal view - not AVVO's - is that DCF is an extremely poorly run, in fact, dangerously managed and administered agency; and I question any action taken by that agency through its employees, contractors, and any other entity or individual affilliated with it, a priori.
I have had personal experiences with that agency, which employed my ex-wife as a supervising attorney for approximately fifteen years, and now contracts with the private agency to which she relocated let's call it but still serves in the same capacity on behalf of DCF, simply through a third party, and those experiences during our divorce proceedings resulted in the issuance of an order by the trial court which was upheld by the appellate court (the Fourh District Court of Appeal) which makes for some very interesting reading.
Feel free to contact me at (305) 972-5720, which is my cellular number. I am interested in hearing what happened to you and your family and will try to help you if I can.
David B. Dohner, Esq.
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Despite the fact that you've listed a lot of the facts of your case, I'm sure that there are many more facts you haven't listed. You need to speak to an attorney experienced with handling dependency cases.
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