I have a case at DSS in Marshall NC and they are wanting me to do 900 dollars worth of tests although I've been stable the last 2 months in a safe home but now that's not good enough.
The quick answer to your question is yes. Whenever custody is at issue, whether from the State or the other parent, you need an attorney to represent you.
Yes, I would highly recommend that you hire an attorney to help you through the DSS case. The attorney could also better help explain any actions by the DSS and create a game plan with you moving forward to ensure you get time with your child(ren).
I would definitely hire an attorney. You are at a disadvantage representing yourself. You will be held to having the knowledge that an attorney has if you choose to represent yourself.
Custody is an important issue. Experienced attorneys know the law and the judges so they can assist you in presenting the proper facts to the court.
Sounds like DSS is giving you a hard time. They'll have their attorney too.
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