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custody hearing: What to expect? Nikki Hart 1 child; Portland, Indiana 308 posts
2nd May '13

My friend/neighbor is currently in a custody battle for his son. The mother had the child taken from her by CPS due to severe neglect, but the child is staying with a family in the same house the mother is living. My friend (the baby's father) had to get a DNA test done and it came back positive so now he has a hearing June 10th to try to get custody. What kind of things can he expect from this? Both him and his wife have a stable job, clean home, and reliable child care (me) for when they are working. Does he need to have anything else in order?

tonys_mama(army wife) 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15522 posts
2nd May '13

Nope. She isn't even supposed to be living in the same house with the kid if CPS took him/her from her custody.

Nikki Hart 1 child; Portland, Indiana 308 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting tonys_mama(army wife):" Nope. She isn't even supposed to be living in the same house with the kid if CPS took him/her from her custody."

That's what I thought. I don't even know if CPS knows she is living there.

mɑkɑnɑni USA, FL, United States 62774 posts
2nd May '13

Have him report her for living in the same house.

Nikki Hart 1 child; Portland, Indiana 308 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting mαkαnαni:" Have him report her for living in the same house."

I will. I am not sure of the whole story, but I am pretty positive she isn't supposed to be there.