We had a fight and he got arrested but I never put a restraining order on him and so DCF took my newborn. 3 months later I got mad at him for calling me names and resqueted an emergency restraining order. Will they know about it if I don't go to court to renew the order? Because honestly I was mad at him and didn't think before doing that and now I regret and miss him. I am not in danger near him I was just mad and tired.
So, you were in one situation that was serious enough for DCF to take a child away and for one party to be arrested on domestic violence, and that should have had a restraining order, and now a second incident that led to a restraining order, ultimately warranted or not, which you now claim was a hasty decision, and now you want to get back with this guy on another hasty decision? If DCF is involved, yes, it is probably aware of what is going on in court, but if not, you ought to be upfront and honest with them, because not being forthcoming will certainly not help you get your child back. In light of these acts of violence, getting your child back may not be easy as it is, but trying to put one over on DCF won't help. More importantly, rather than make things worse with another rash decision, step back for a bit and think long and hard about this relationship and what's best for you and your child. If you choose to stay in an abusive, violent and/or dangerous relationship, DCF is not going to be inclined to return the child to that environment.
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