In 2012 my neighbors called the police on myself and my boyfriend for alleged "domestic violence." The cops investigated and found there to be no domestic violence in my home, so no charges were filed.
2 years later (August 2014) DCS investigators took my 3 oldest kids from school and came to my boyfriend's mom's house and took my 2 youngest children from our custody as well. The reason they gave for this is because of the "domestic violence" that was reported in 2012. They stated that the only reason it took so long for them to remove the children is because they had been unable to locate us. Also, I was pregnant when my kids were taken, and I was investigated when my baby was born and the allegations of abuse were found to be unsubstantiated, but they still took my baby.
Getting down to brass tacks, they gave us a case plan which included parenting classes, anger management, etc. which my boyfriend and I did 3x over the course of the last 2 years. They refused to return our kids and in fact they even removed them from my aunts home and put them in foster care. Long story short, they've just changed our case plan to severance & adoption. What can I do to prevent this?
Retain an experienced juvenile lawyer. this area of the law is very nuanced and has obviously significant consequences. Seek professional assistance at your earliest opportunity.
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