HI just filed a temporary restraining order against my ex, and the next day received dyfus at my door. in the threatening texts from him which was used in granting the final RO, It was stated of false allegations and that he was going to make a complaint as a vindictive act towards me for not giving him certain information about a new relationship of mine. Know I spoke with the two workers that showed up, they questioned my children and found no evidence of neglect what so ever towards my kids which my case worker stated to me over the phone. I showed proof of the TRO at the time which they took a picture of with there phone and all the text messages that lead up to them being at my house. Know they are requesting and sent me a letter to abide by a drug and alcohol evaluation for what? I have never been in trouble before with any type of this matter. Yet on the other hand the last time dcp&p were at my house was for a domestic violence issue involving my ex and it was a mandatory call by the local police after charges were pressed. I need some advice on this matter for I feel I am at a complete loss and have no leg to stand on...
If you have nothing to hide, then the substance abuse evaluation can actually be used in your favor as evidence that you are a fit parent. On the other hand, if DCPP is just requesting that you submit to a substance abuse evaluation (as opposed to it being court ordered) you don't have to do it.
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