My son was taken from me yesterday and given to his father because Department of children services granted him temporary custody in an ex parte custody order. About 30 minutes later i went to juvenile court to see if i could file a petition to get him back but the lady told me i already have custody of my son, and that the only reason my ex-boyfriend has him now is because he was granted temporary custody by DCS, and that there was no need for that. We have a court hearing on Tuesday, September 5th (3 days from now). Will i get my son back when we go to court ? What should i expect to happen?
You can expect to receive a copy of the petition which will outline the allegations that DCS is making against you. You have the right to have an attorney with you or to ask for a court-appointed lawyer if you can't afford one. DCS should have told you what the allegations against you were and asked you if you would agree to allow your ex-boyfriend to keep your child. The fact that there is an ex parte order means that DCS had concerns about your child's safety if the child stayed with you until the hearing. DCS should also develop a plan with you to identify what exactly you need to do to get your child back. Best of luck!
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