Q: How do I go about filing an appeal on DCF? I am involved in case on which I am NOT the supported person of neglect.
Domestic violence with my children's father, in which I am the victim, have landed DCF in my life for the third time.
A: This is actually an area of specialization. However, briefly, if you are within 30 days of the supported finding of abuse or neglect you can ask for a fair hearing and if the finding is adverse at the fair hearing, then the Superior Court would be involved if an appropriate appeal of the hearing finding is done.
A: First, I am not a MA lawyer. And second, was there a final judgment? What was the case about? Without those details, I cannot answer your question. But I am not sure the DCF [order/ ruling] can be appealed? And to where? The trial court or some other appellate court...….
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