I am a deaf single mother who works part time. Recently this past Thursday I met with CPS someone had called and made a complaint about possible sexual abuse towards my daughter in my home. I have never sexually touched a my child. I live alone with my daughter. Her father got the phone call from CPS and decided to go to the court and file a temporary custody order and in the statement he had written so many untrue things. Her father and his mother contacted me over 5 months ago complaining she has had sexualized behavior towards her little brother which means grinding on him with clothes on, we all had spoken to her about that. Everything has seemed stable up until now. Will I be able to get physical custody of my daughter? The current parenting plan says I have her during the week and every other weekend as well. Her father sees her every other weekend if that makes sense. I am beginning to believe the reason he has filed this is because he either doesn't want to pay support or doesn't want me to be able to claim her for taxes this year. She has been under my care since she was a baby until now. This is my first case.
These are serious allegations and, if possible, you should hire an attorney. Since you only work part-time, you may qualify for one of the reduced-fee or no-fee services that are offered. Here is a link which may provide you with information on the available programs: https://www.nhbar.org/for-the-public/LegalServices.asp
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