Union, IL asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Iowa

Q: Can my daughters mom go to jail for starving my daughter? If it happened 3 years ago

3 years ago my daughters mom starved our daughter to the point of becoming unresponsive and having the hospital call dcs on her. At that time I had not taken her to court yet for child custody and got to see her maybe once a week for a couple hours. Since then I have obtained full custody of my daughter and her mom only has visitation to her once a week for 3 hours and every other Sunday for 8 hrs. She recently claimed she wants to go to court to get more time with our daughter. Which I don't want. So first off how easy will it be for her to do that? And second why wasn't she arrested for attempted murder. I mean she want feeding her and she almost died. She was unresponsive and way underwieght. She had food stamps and wic. Plus I would have bought formula had she needed it.

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Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Deltona, FL

A: These are not just basic questions about the law. It was a civil case of child neglect, not a criminal one. It will not be easy for her to get more time, in my opinion.

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