Q: Should I speak up and ask for help at court or should I stay quiet & wait until he tries to hurt my daughter again?
I went to court to press charges against my daughter’s(5 months old) father because I found him molesting her. At court my sister told me that they will give my daughter to him, so I decided to leave but the court took my information and sent DCF to my house. DCF spoke to me and I told them what happened. I explained them that my ex used to abuse me physically while I was sleeping and stole money from me. They went to his house and he convinced the DCF woman that I was the bad one. She called me upset and told me people lie and that he needs to see his daughter at his house. Days later, the DCF supervisor told her that They can not get involved. My ex Spoke to me and told me the DCF lady lied and that she got confused with another case. He also told me that he has a type of trauma and that his house is not adequate for the baby. I record all this. Can I take this as evidence in court & keep him away. His family also making fun of my baby hair and color (dark skin) they white.
A: You should immediately contact the police.
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Thank you for your question. I know how concerned you must be about the safety of your daughter.
In all issues regarding children, the Courts have to determine the best interests of the child. It is important to always document all evidence to protect the safety of your daughter. There are very specific and complicated rules of evidence for hearings at custody hearings, especially when DCPP is involved. To ensure that your rights, and the rights of your daughter are protected, it is important to consult with an experienced family law lawyer to discuss the options available to you.
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A: If you saw someone molesting your child, regardless of who it was, you should contact the police to press charges, not the court. You should have your child examined at the Emergency Department of a pediatric hospital as soon after the abuse as possible. These are very serious abuses yet can be difficult to prove. I strongly recommend that you consult with an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible to assist you in protecting your child from further abuse.
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