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SOMETIMES THE CASE GOES BACK TO SQUARE ONE

The parental rights of both mother and father of minor child were terminated.   Based on a hotline call to DCFS, G.V. was taken immediately into the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). The call was made by a caseworker from a DCFS parallel agency in Connecticut.   This is where mother had [...]

BEST TO COMPLY WITH A DCFS SERVICE PLAN

The parties divorced.  Mother had been granted custody of the child.  Mother and the child had an Order of Protection against father.    The Judge found that restricted visitation between father and child was “necessary for the physical, emotional and mental well being of the child in order to protect her from danger.” Mother and the [...]

By | August 8th, 2018|Custody, DCFS-related|0 Comments

AN ENVIRONMENT CAN INJURE CHILDREN

  Father was indicated by DCFS for abusing the Mother of the minor children. This was done in the presence of the minor children.  A DCFS indication is the equivalent of a conviction. The DCFS court is an administrative court. DCFS investigates reports of neglect.  DCFS must determine whether the report is “indicated,” “unfounded,” or [...]

ORDER OF PROTECTION STANDS AGAINST BAD STEPDAD

  Father sought an Order of Protection (OP) against stepfather of Father’s three daughters.  Stepfather lived with Mother and the three girls. Father alleged that stepfather physically and sexually abused two of the girls. The girl’s ages were then 7 and 4 (S.C.). The Court entered a plenary OP, after hearing. A plenary OP lasts for [...]

WHICH PARENT IS MORE LIKELY TO WORK WITH THE OTHER PARENT TO RAISE THE CHILDREN?

In 2010, the trial court made a custody judgment awarding Mother sole custody of the three minor children. In 2012, Father filed a petition to change custody to him. He claimed that since the custody judgment, Mother had engaged in "increasingly bizarre and erratic" behavior. Also, he claimed that she made "a relentless campaign to [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Custody, DCFS-related, The Best Interests of the Child|0 Comments

Class Action Challenges Illinois DCFS Investigators’ Threats in the United States Supreme Court

In 1997, a class of parents and child-serving professionals filed a lawsuit against the Department of Children and Family Services, seeking extensive reform of DCFS investigations,  based on violations of due process. Over 150,000 Illinois families and professionals are members of the certified class.  The case has  resulted in sweeping changes in the investigations of [...]

By | December 12th, 2015|DCFS-related, Family Law Articles|0 Comments