A mandated reporter had called CPS regarding the concerns I had about my child being dirty all the time and always having cuts, bruises, etc when I pick him up. Father had been verbally, physically, and emotionally abusive to me in the past, and there is a permanent restraining order on him. He is still verbally/emotionally abusive to me now, even in front of the child, which is why the mandated reporter had concerns about my child's situation. No custody papers have been filed, but he is the "custodial parent" .I don't want CPS to take my child away to a foster home in the event they find him unfit. Should I file the motion for custody first before talking to CPS?
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