DCFS came to my door step almost two months ago for inadequate supervision. A caseworker came out, I let a officer take a look around. Then a supervisor came out & thought i needed go ER. The children went with the father that night because they weren't allowed to stay for the night. Next day the father petitioned me to court for full custody. Have second hearing for that in two mths. Not only has he had cases against him for domestic assult on me, but dealt with DCFS in the past having children in the home when it occurred. I didn't agree with the safety plan or their approved sitters; so we are in court as of now. Will have second hearing nxt month. Also the father had a case against him two years ago for leaving marks on someone else child. I feel discrimated and defamated against being a mother of three. Through this whole process it did drop the child support case against him as he wanted me to do in the past. Please help
you have a complicated situation. the best thing you can do is take all your court and dcfs papers about these children and your self and your ex to some lawyers to review and give you advice. then hire one of the lawyers.
do not sign the safety plan for dcfs.
there is no such thing as full custody and there never was. the phrase now is allocation of parental responsibility and parenting time.
no one is defaming you because you have three children. probably no one is discriminating against you for the same reason.
First, there is no such thing in Illinois as custody, full or otherwise. Your set of facts is very long and some of what you say has nothing to do with what is going on. You need to take all of your papers about this situation to an attorney who can review them and advise you. DCFS is very difficult to deal with.
I agree with the other answers. Find an attorney with experience in dealing with DCFS. Don't delay. Bring all your court and other documents with you. This site is inadequate for your needs.
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