So my ex husband and I are very good friends and he had dropped off some late night dinner on a day that he was supposed to visit...”his and my” daughter was arguing over secret sauce (yes I know) with her brother - they are teens the girl is 13 1/2 and the boy just turned 17 and they got into a tussle...before I could run to stop it, she threw something at him (a bag with stuff inside) and he hit her, but she flinched and bit her lip and bled. My ex called the police to “scare him” and the cops both gave the kids a pep talk about apologizing and stuff, but said they have to report to CPS anyway. My question is, how does CPS typically handle issues with siblings who get into it if it’s not a all the time thing...and do they blame the parents for not being there to stop it before it happened? And am I likely to need a lawyer before they show up to prevent removal?
DCFS will talk to the siblings and to the parents. If it was a one-time thing, I don't think DCFS will open up a court case. DCFS can remove them if there have been instances in which the siblings have fought one another, you guys knew about it and still left them unsupervised so that they can get into another fight. I hope that makes sense. You may want to consult with an attorney, but, given the facts you just provided, I'm not sure if it is necessary. Good luck!
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