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Child Custody Battles and Child Protective Services (CPS)

Parents Need to Work Together For the Good of Their Children Whether Married or Not

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Don't Call Child Protective Services (CPS) to Try to Get Custody

Child Protective Services (CPS) wasn't created to help parents wrench custody from one another. The agency exists to remove children from situations where they're being abused, but once the kids are in CPS hands, parents have NO control over where they'll be placed.

This page explains the risk of calling Child Protective Services (CPS) during child custody battles.

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Remember this...

The proper place for a child custody dispute is in Family Court (Divorce Court) - not with a Child Protective Services (CPS) agent.

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Janson Kauser, the author of this book, is not an angry parent.

He has worked as an attorney, a Guardian Ad Litem in Juvenile Court cases, a municipal court judge, and a police officer who investigated cases of child abuse and neglect.

From that perspective he wrote this book (his only book) to inform the public that child protective services (CPS) social workers have become corrupt and are wrongly destroying families in America.

In this book he explains your rights, including the fourth amendment right to refuse to allow government agents of any kind into your home without a warrant signed by a judge.

The book is really a booklet, 46 pages... well worth the investment to gain more knowledge on how to protect your rights and the well-being of your children.

 

When You Call CPS...

Divorced or separated parents often have child custody disagreements. Those that call Child Protective Services (CPS) on their ex's are often dismayed with very negative unintended consequences.

Likewise, grandparents who think they can get custody by calling CPS are often disappointed, and even traumatized when the children are given to strangers and all family ties are broken.

Child Protective Services caseworkers can play both parents or both sides against each other, put the child in foster care, terminate parental rights, and adopt children out to strangers! Beware!

The Best Custody Solution

The best way to deal with a child custody issue is to make friends with your ex so you can work together to make your child's future as happy and perfect as possible.

I know this is difficult for many of you, for a variety of reasons.

1. Don't try to keep the child all to yourself. It took two to make this child. Every child deserves both a mother and a father. Keep your child's best interests in your heart.

2. You may be hurt by what your ex did to you. Understandable. But that doesn't mean he or she should be cut out of your child's life. Put the child's needs first. Work on forgiveness issues. Share.

3. Your ex may be uncooperative. Read about joint parenting. Work on including that other person in your attempts to establish a harmonious and mature joint parenting situation.

4. Your ex may have abused you. If that's the case, a family court judge will have to make the decision on whether or not that person should have a role in custody or visitation. Respect the judge's decision, and abide by it. If you can't prove (and I mean PROVE) that the other parent is dangerous to the children, you may not have a case for keeping them from custody and visitation rights.

5. Admit to yourself that you are responsible for making the decision to create a new life with that other person. YOU are responsible. So take responsibility for creating a harmonious co-parenting atmosphere for your child to thrive in.

6. If at all possible, reunite with the other parent. A two parent family is the best thing for the children.

A Call to CPS is Like Opening Pandora's Box

When you make a call to CPS, it is just like Panadora opening that box. You don't know what will come out. CPS social workers won't care about what you want to have done. They have their own ideas and will do as they please.
When you make a call to CPS, it is just like Panadora opening that box. You don't know what will come out. CPS social workers won't care about what you want to have done. They have their own ideas and will do as they please. | Source

A Warning to Separated or Divorced Parents in Child Custody Battles

...put your kids first!

Even if you're convinced you would be a better custodial parent than the other parent, I recommend you NOT call Child Protective Services (CPS) to try to keep the other parent from seeing your child.

File a child custody modification petition in Family Court (Divorce Court) instead! (And you had better collect a lot of believable evidence.)

CPS agents, sometimes called "social workers" though they may not possess a social work degree, can wreak havoc in YOUR life, cause trauma for you and your child, and turn a bad situation into something much worse.

Before You Make That Call, Read This!

Read the rest of this page before considering whether you'll make a call to CPS.
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Here's How It Happens

1. The CPS agent takes your call, listens to your complaints, and writes them down.

2. The CPS agent goes to visit the other parent. The other parent makes complaints about YOU. The CPS agent writes those down.

3. The CPS agent now has a case file hidden from both parents that contains allegations against both of you. They can drop the case or pursue it. If you're lucky, they drop it. If you're not lucky, they take you to court and / or make you complete "services". You have to deal with the fact that your life is no longer your own; you are being told what you must do by government agents. It is very unpleasant!

4. The CPS agent may make decisions that you believe are the wrong ones. Many parents who called CPS had their children taken away and given to the other parent. Some believe that complaining parents are "alienating" children from the other parent. They believe the habit of making CPS complaints is emotionally abusive to the children involved.

5. Worse yet, the CPS agent can decide that BOTH parents are pathetic and neglectful, and take the child to a foster home.

6. While the CPS case is open the parents have to complete a "service plan" that is anything but a service to you. It is used as a way to get more evidence against you.

7. After keeping children in foster care for 15 out of 18 months the CPS agent can petition the court to terminate parental rights in a TPR hearing.

8. After the TPR, your child can be adopted out to strangers.

9. States get bonus money from the federal government for adoptions, and adoptive parents get subsidy payments if they convince a doctor that your unhappy, traumatized child needs psychotropic meds and is therefore a "special needs" child. See: Drugging Foster Children.

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People Who Call CPS to Complain About a Relative's Child Often Regret It

This is no way to handle a child custody battle. For the sake of the children, resolve to get along and make two happy homes for the kids.

Frequently I get comments at my site, Fight CPS, from parents or grandparents who called CPS thinking that they would get custody. However they constantly tell me how terribly things turned out, and how much they regret their decision to make that call.

Mainly it is the children who will suffer forever because their parents couldn't get along.

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Do You Think CPS Social Workers Want to Hear Your Complaints?

CPS is NOT the place to resolve a custody issue. That's a family court matter. CPS isn't your short-cut to adjudication.

If you call to complain about your ex, don't expect that the person taking your call will like, respect, or even believe you. The CPS worker would also have to investigate YOU and may end up not liking you at all. There's no reason to think a call to CPS will help you get custody.

Over the course of my years as a CPS victim advocate, I've met and talked to many caseworkers online and off. Whenever the topic of parents who call CPS to complain about the other parent came up, they all had the same reaction - that it happens far too often and that the complaining parent is suspect. This is said usually in a manner that told me the CPS caseworkers didn't like or respect parents that used CPS to try to get a child custody advantage over the other parent.

Remember this...

Children are about ten times more likely to be abused in foster homes than in their natural family homes according to statistics gathered by the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS).

Your Opinion on Child Custody and Child Protective Services (CPS)

Should CPS help parents get child custody from one another?

Yes, CPS should help divorcing parents - especially if the other parent isn't a good one.

Linda BookLady 19 months ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

Dasheonna... I put all my information on my website and am not legally allowed to work with people individually. Just read the website and get feedback from other parents while you're going through this - it helps to know you're not alone. That's what my message board and Facebook group are for.


dasheonna 21 months ago

i got my 3 boys tooken from. Me today please. Help me


stefanie 22 months ago

CPS all they do is lie and destroy families. They don't help the children in need either but remove children that don't need to be removed from homes. Also cps thinks they are the judge and can do whatever they want with out the judges permission. Cps makes the chioces before court arrives if the rights of termination is needed or not but always remember cps is NOT THE JUDGE!!!!


anonymous 3 years ago

yes!!!! ibeen trying for 3 years to get custody of my child since her dad come out from prison for a hate crime, he had a dui, and recently his son got removed by cps because they found scratches and bruises after my hex husband and girlfriend got a physical fight, end it up her getting arrested.


anonymous 4 years ago

this is just to warn dads NOT to complain about the moms...............cause still today the dads are torn apart by dirty Lawyers and wife's..............if custody is bad and as they say here it is then it can only the courts make it or allow it to be bad..........my wife did every dirty thing she could to break me and my daughters bond and the courts allowed it......and to this day after 5 years I am still fighting to see my kid when yesterday I was a dad and just because my x cheated with a police officer it's been hell and the pain is nothing i can explain. so dads do not be afraid to go to social services when your wife uses the court system in her favor.....................the only best interest in the child is that the lawyers use them to the fullest to get money and the judges let it all happen........... and the mother mentally abuses her child in what ever way she can so she looks good to the judge. I had my kid tell me quote, "dad u think I don,t know what u r going through but I do" my kid is telling me she is suffering also....but to have a mother use her kid to gain what is in HER interest and her childs interest.


anonymous 4 years ago

this is just to warn dads NOT to complain about the moms...............cause still today the dads are torn apart by dirty Lawyers and wife's..............if custody is bad and as they say here it is then it can only the courts make it or allow it to be bad..........my wife did every dirty thing she could to break me and my daughters bond and the courts allowed it......and to this day after 5 years I am still fighting to see my kid when yesterday I was a dad and just because my x cheated with a police officer it's been hell and the pain is nothing i can explain. so dads do not be afraid to go to social services when your wife uses the court system in her favor.....................the only best interest in the child is that the lawyers use them to the fullest to get money and the judges let it all happen........... and the mother mentally abuses her child in what ever way she can so she looks good to the judge. I had my kid tell me quote, "dad u think I don,t know what u r going through but I do" my kid is telling me she is suffering also....but to have a mother use her kid to gain what is in HER interest and her childs interest.


anonymous 4 years ago

I think CPS should not exist if they are so terrible! and don't help you at all,they say they protect the kids ,but it is the opposite ...they ruin the kids and they don't care for traumatizing the kids putting them in those foster homes w/strangers that sometimes are sex offenders..foster homes are similar to prisons'All Stranger's'!! So how is C.P.S. helping those poor kids? They are just contributing for their abuse!! specially mental abuse! I don't think if someone calls C.P.S. that they should twist things around and make the caller the bad one ! Iam sure plenty of calls are 'bogus' calls but a lot are also true and that is cps job to look into it and i don't think is that hard if they go to neighbors,schools,friends,family etc.etc. you can find out something! But with that 'Stupid Policy' who is willing to report anything bad they witness about a child? NO ONE! If at the end C.P.S. will go with the 'Abuser's Side" and make the good Samaritan look STUPID ! Come on C.P.S. it's not hard to see if a child is happy w/one parent and unhappy w/the other parent !Stop being so cruel with those kid's that are suffering ! I do think many people just out of the blues will pickup a phone and falsely accuse someone, but that is your JOB C.P.S. to look in to it! If you care for those poor inocent kids ..HELP THEM! I bet 80% of the calls are true! And kids end up with the wrong people because of C.P.S. Negligence!


anonymous 4 years ago

But on the flip side... my girl friend's son was granted to her ex husband because he had their house and income. She called CPS on him because he was leaving the 5 year old locking in his room with a training toilet, a sandwich, bars on the windows; for anywhere from 2-12 hours. CPS went out twice, the ex's dad said he had been watching the boy, CPS left. Because they didn't get the neglect documented, the boy went through that, for the next 3-4 years. He also learned from his dad how to lighthouse fires, vandalize, steal, lie... so now that his mother has him, she goes through CPS investigations and they threaten her. Yet they did nothing to try to correct the situation when it would have done the boy some good.


anonymous 4 years ago

Yes, because I called to get OUT of domestic abuse and they told me unless I was Dead or dying in the hospital they wouldn't protect me or my children. I ended up in jail for defending myself one day and WAS AQUITTED of my charges but lost my girls to the system and still am fighting them! They insist on keeping my ex involved with all the paper work with No regards to a 5year restraining order which he breaks all the time. All I want to know is do I need to be dead to get justice for girls and myself?


anonymous 5 years ago

I think it would be nice to see support groups for those who have children who have been removed so they can encourage each other in the items that need to be accomplished as well as the down falls that come with going through the heartache of CPS and Foster Care. It would be a great benefit. I just lost my father and was hospitalized for seizures. CPS was all ready involved due to my ex. The seizures was the last straw for CPS. Now they are in Foster Care.


anonymous 5 years ago

yes, when there is proof of neglect or abuse with in cps guidelines it most certantly should. if not wouldn't the cps workers be neglectful in their jobs and manditory guidelines?


anonymous 5 years ago

yes


anonymous 5 years ago

No matter the length of time, anyone who ignores a childs cry for help is responsible for that continuation of the cycle of abuse. Family secrets are never really secret, they are a distorted sense of pride, by those responsible. Teachers, doctors, clergy, neighbors, friends, and bystanders should never feel intimadated by wealth or influence of an abuser; a bully will continue to bully if they are never held responsible, and a victim will give up hope for justice if no one will respond to her efforts.


anonymous 5 years ago

I say yes. In my situation, my oldest daughter had attempted suicide at her father's home on numerous occasions. I called the Star Program and had her evaluated. I called the church that I was attending, I called MHMR to get her help on numerous occasions. I called her father and told him that she needs help. She even had an episode in front of him. He thought she was bullshitting him. He thought that I was full of bullshit. I had no choice but to call CPS to get her the help that she needed. In my situation, my ex has been quite successful at parental alienation of my oldest daughter. She is constantly disrespectful. She constantly tells me what I need to do in order to be a parent. I swear these words are his exact words.

I think divorcing parents should both be evaluated for the best possible home. If there is a history of domestic violence in the home, the abuser should not be allowed to have custody. Sadly abusers can use parental alienation as an excuse to get the children. Then they use parental alienation to alienate the kids from the victim or other parent.


anonymous 6 years ago

I think CPS should leave people alone.


anonymous 6 years ago

Only if CPS were called in because a child complained of abuse by the other parent as was my case. I had no choice but to protect my children when they confided in me the abuse by their Father.

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    No, that's not what CPS is for. Child custody cases should be decided in Family (Divorce) Court.

    howdy 2 years ago

    From what I have seen cps tends to investigate the ones that they do not need to and for the children that are really being abused they tend to drop the case and that poor child ends up dead from neglate. It is just a system that is clearly corrupted.


    Linda BookLady 2 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

    @Heather - Yes, it has become a snitch society - people of no integrity calling CPS, persecuting and harming children... CHILDREN... because they are angry at the parents. This is pathetic behavior and we've all been trained in it... in this civilization. People don't approach their neighbors maturely with problems; instead they think they must call in government agents for everything. Anything but direct and honest confrontation. And nobody is being trained to be forgiving unless they go to church to learn it from Jesus. But it's what the government wants; they want us to call them so they can stay in business and keep their jobs. Too many families are being destroyed because of people who want to see others suffer.


    Heather 2 years ago

    Cps needs to stay the hell out of it they r like the animal shelter all they do is either kidnap your child or they adopt them out I hate cps for the fact that nearly half of them have no kids so they have no idea what the hell they r doing . some one gets mad at u and they call cps on u and what happens cps is knocking on your door or your child class room door . Looking at u like u r a liar. They need to stop and deal with these messed up foster homes that they hire in stead of messing with these in site family's.


    anonymous 3 years ago

    No, CPS should leave their noses out of child custody cases!


    anonymous 3 years ago

    CPS need to listen to the child, in our case, the mother never wanted the children had her different men around them after courts said no, she did it anyway. CPS told us to keep them informed with our concerns and what the children were saying only to use the emails against us, we appealed to higher court, because cps let mother give children to her half sister, and more or less could care less what the father says, he been trying to fight also for them.


    anonymous 3 years ago

    CPS need accountability and monitored by big brother. Parents who have won and proved themselves victims during the battle with previous CPS trying to steal children, should in fact replace the cps there is We need more people that have understanding and truth.


    anonymous 3 years ago

    No CPS should not help parents who are going though custody battles, but if a parent say that a child has told them something bad, than they need to investage not say oh it about custody. Our grandchildren have lived with us all their life, parents even signed over children, two years ago parents wanted to work it out, Court gives us custody for six months til parents got help, than return the kids, only for mother to kick husband out three weeks after they got kids back, than she screams abuse, and cps believes her, helps her and the hell with the husband.


    anonymous 3 years ago

    CPS should STAY OUT OF IT unless the kid is in immediate danger. They do need more training to learn how to deal with complaining divorced parents. They need to stop retaliating against parents for making reports. Reports are not made to get custody, they are made out of concern for the child and CPS needs to back up, STOP, and realize their job is to look out for safety, bottom line, and stop retalitating against parents for being concerned about their own child's safety. How can CPS get angry at the person who made the report? This is awful. We are TOLD to REPORT any unexplained injury and NOT TO decide ourselves what is suspicioius and what is not, as that is their job. Then what? They just retaliate against a parent for being concerned about their kid? Wow. That ought to be illegal or a new law should be passed to protect the parent making a report from CPS turning against them.


    Pat Goltz 3 years ago

    CPS should be shut down. They help nobody, and they wreak havoc. Let the police handle it, or the family court.


    anonymous 3 years ago

    no they should strongly put work towards the mothers abilities first then go to another source if it doesn't work out with the mom.


    anonymous 3 years ago

    nope, not appropriate if there is a case involved.


    anonymous 3 years ago

    CPS HAS NO BUSINESS PLAYING GOD FOR MONETARY OR POWER OF THE PEN PURPOSES. THEY MUST STAY NON BIASED AND PERSONAL OPINIONS DO NOT MATTER. JUST THE FACTS. EVERYBODY IN THIS WORLD HAS ISSUES WHAT IF YOOOUR CPS WORKER IS EASILY PERSUADED BY A CERTAIN KIND OF MAN/WOMAN. NOBODY IS PERFECT OR UNTAINTED


    anonymous 3 years ago

    It's based on evolutional phycology and weather they personally like you.


    anonymous 3 years ago

    CPS needs to stay out of families divorcing & let the family courts decide.


    anonymous 3 years ago

    No. My brother-in-law has been put through the wringer by his ex and cps filling FAULSE accusations against him and it has torn him and his son apart!!!!


    anonymous 4 years ago

    Mandatory joint custody unless either parent proven abusive or a threat.


    anonymous 4 years ago

    CPS doesn't help at all it makes things worst my granddaughter came to me about a problem I reported it now it's worst on her sorry I did it I should of left in alone....I would never call CPS if I saw anything ever happen to anyone again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    anonymous 4 years ago

    no, i think its up to the parents and family courts. I do not agree with one parent using cps as a way of obtaining custody of a child as it seems to me this only makes the situation harder for the childs best interest


    anonymous 4 years ago

    CPS should be disbanded and the workers investigated for all their criminal acts, for which have been hidden from the 'real' courts of justice in the midst of child protection work.


    anonymous 4 years ago

    no, this is not what the organization was created for


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      Linda BookLady 22 months ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Author

      Hi Rachel - please join the conversation at our message board: http://forum.fightcps.com - or on Facebook (we have both a group and a page there) . . . hey, I used to live in Pittsburg!!! I lived on Davi Ave. across the street from City Park, 1995 through 1999.

      Keep documentation of all the "services" you complete. Keep a notebook. Read other suggestions at http://fightcps.com ... I hope your children will be returned to you at the next court date. Pray!!


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      Linda BookLady 2 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Author

      Adventuretravels - yes, there are similar things happening in the UK but I don't know what the statistics look like there. In the USA the statistics are on the website of the federal Administration for Families and Children (AFC).


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      Linda BookLady 2 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Author

      Ann, I hear stories like that all the time... it couldn't be an occasional thing... the system is really corrupt. I know they do help some children but too often they choose to "help" children who were not even being abused or neglected. Families are devastated, if not completely destroyed. That's why I suggest that family court is a much better place to have a custody battle.


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      Adventuretravels 2 years ago from London UK

      God I had no idea that children are 10 times more likely to get abused in foster homes - that's incredible to me. Don't the foster parents get vetted properly. I wonder if that's the same here in the UK!


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      Ann Hinds 2 years ago from So Cal

      I read this in the car while I was waiting for my grandson to get out of school. We adopted him when he was five, he's 13 now. CPS was my worst nightmare. It ranks higher than my boys doing drugs. While they are supposed to protect the children, they are only people and if they don't like you, it can make the situation worse. They took our child away from us because our son was still living with us. That was our mistake and one that will never be made again. We spent our retirement savings and 401k doing what the court asked. We had to hire an attorney. He was in foster care 7 months before they returned him to us. My son was out of the house and living in another state. The only reason we got custody was the social worker was not in court the day the judge decided we were not the evil people she made us out to be. We are very good parent, involved in his school and sports. In fact as I write this, we are discussing homework. BTW, I still hate math. The social worker was evil. The problem with the system is there are no checks and balances. She was eventually fired.


      ARMYGAL57 2 years ago

      wELL i AM THANKFUL FOR CPS, MY SONS HOME WAS FILTHY, THEY WERE HARBORING TWO MINOR RUN-AWAYS, HE IS ALWAYS BEHIND ON HIS BILLS (YET MAKES BETTER MONEY THAN ME) I HAVE HAD HIS DAUGHTER FOR GOING ON THREE WEEKS AND HE HAS NOT SEEN HER ONCE, OR ASKED IF SHE NEEDED ANYTHING (PULL-UPS, JUICE, HELP PAYING FOR DAY CARE) I BONDED HIM OUT OF JAIL SO HE COULD KEEP HIS JOB- HE IS PUTTING MONEY INTO THE GIRLFRIENDS JAIL ACCOUNT BUT CAN'T BUT PULL-UPS.


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      Linda BookLady 2 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Author

      @shawn21: I don't know much about Canadian laws, but I know that child welfare there works in similar ways... that there's been much injustice reported there too.


      shawn21 2 years ago

      how can cps take kids from the mother when the baby is in kgh and the doctors let it happen .the baby has not got home yet.


      shawn21 2 years ago

      is the same in canada the laws right


      allyson-marsh1 2 years ago

      I had just had a breast removed from cancer staples in my cheat and 241 at my door thanks to the father. I was accused of over taking my can Ed meds. I may have taken an extra or two. But always had someone with me to watch my kids. I had a hemotoma. Life was hell. My daughter was 1 and my son was 14. An all honor student. Very week taken care if. I did it al one. Then cps restored my life.


      AnneLeeMusings 2 years ago

      Thank you for this very eye opening article. I hope it will help others and make parents think twice before they take actions that will inadvertently only cause harm to who should be the most important person in their life--their child.


      cfssfamily 2 years ago

      Very professional article,I agree with you 100%


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      jmchaconne 3 years ago

      Hey Linda, actually, I've used two of your lenses, as featured on the one I did on a related subject. Thank you!


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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Whoa! This is some rough material to digest. But if you need to know, then you need to know. It's a serious matter. It would be foolish to be ignorant about it! Bottom line: If a child is in danger, do whatever it takes to rescue them!


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      Linda BookLady 4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Author

      @Tom Maybrier: Thanks Tom... I've gotten a lot of great comments about it, including from lawyers that agreed with me.


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      Tom Maybrier 4 years ago

      Wow, this is a really great lens. Glad to see you providing and maintaining this important resource.


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      Linda BookLady 4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Author

      @darciefrench lm: How sad... that parental alienation is real. So many are affected!


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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      When my stepdaughter claimed her mother was an alcoholic (later she went for treatment for meth abuse) and her mother's new husband was abusive (we believed her, he was abusive to all who crossed his path) - I not only called child protection but tried to use my clout as a social worker at the time. They did an investigation but the stepfather was on his best behavior, of course, and the end result was the daughter going before a judge in family court. It was a hellish situation all around. My husband (DavidAngel on squidoo) got custody of his daughter only to have her go back to her mom and step-father - the indoctrination of parental alienation by the mother and the stepfather was too great for the girl to overcome.


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