Warner Robins, GA asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Juvenile Law and Probate for Georgia

Q: do I have to comply with dfacs in Georgia about visitation tho there's been no court order safety plan or signing of any

dfcs came to my house two weeks ago with false allegations of drug use and cleanliness.the investigator had already been to my son School said she saw their concerns with him but I refused the drug test.prior to all of this happening, I had placed my son with his paternal grandmother until I could get moved. he was not removed by dfacs I had already done that before they were anywhere in the picbut now they are saying I can only see my baby over at the grandmother's cannot take him anywhere with me because I refused a drug test but we have not signed any paperwork no case plan no court date nothing besides her verbally telling me to go file a petition to sign my son to his grandmother voluntarily ,temporarily and I have not heard from investigator since, this was two weeks ago. I have not filed the petition because I the allegations are false and I feel like she is going way out of her way to keep me away from him I don't understand can I be in trouble for going to pick him up?

3 Lawyer Answers
Kim Ebert
Kim Ebert
Answered
  • Lithia Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Are you the mother? Whatever you do, don't take legal advice from a Caseworker. You need to consult with an attorney before this gets out of hand.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

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Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If you say the allegations of drug use are false, refusing a drug test doesn't seem the best way to prove that. Get a lawyer immediately to advise you.

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Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You really should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with your options. That's going to be the best way to handle this. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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