Americus, GA asked in Child Custody for Georgia

Q: How do I start the process of getting custody of my children back from my mother and stepfather?

My mother got custody of them after dcfs got involved. I was told then that when my husband and I became stable again and everything that we could get custody back from my mom. All we had to do was file the paperwork and agree on everything.

Now, someone else is telling me it isn't going to be that easy. And that dcfs will get back involved and have to approve everything.

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Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Your question as you have stated it is easily answered. You first retain an attorney who is experienced in this type of law; custody, DFCS, etc. Then, you work closely with the attorney and cooperate with the attorney too. What you have been told about DFCS sounds right. You are in for a difficult fight. If you get the first step wrong - hiring the attorney, you will not recover from that mistake.

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

A: You are correct - it's not that easy. Hire an attorney who can review your case file and give you advice based on what has happened and guide you through what to do next.

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