We had an argument with our 17 year old daughter and she has been living with her grandmother for a few days. She was very angry when she left and told people we kicked her out, when in reality I told her that if she wasn't happy, she should just leave. (Meaning go to grandma's- she's spent the night there before when she was mad at us)
Now I'm worried... they called today and we are going to schedule a home visit. I don't feel like I need an attorney or to be worried, because I/we really didn't do anything. She was just being mad and dramatic.
But I am kind of scared of what might happen. We have 2 other children.
Any time you are dealing with DCS you should be concerned. You should not talk to them without an attorney--just like you wouldn't talk to the police without an attorney. You can learn more about your rights here: https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/know-your-rights-if-you-are-being-investigated-by-tennessee-dcs
Now, having said that: DCS is likely looking to see if any services are needed to help your daughter, but they will also want to check on your other children. If they find any other concerns (aside from the facts you said above), then it could mean problems. You still should not try to do this without an attorney.
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