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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 15535 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.

мɑkɑnɑni 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65640 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.