Q: hi I was looking for advice on how to handle court and getting custody of 4 minor children back into my custody
they were removed from my care based on lies stated from a officer which I have solid proof that accusations were untrue. The state took emergency custody based off of this lie of a statement. How do I stand up for myself?
A: When a child is removed from a parent due to allegations of abuse or neglect, the parent will be appointed an attorney at the first hearing if they can't afford counsel. If you can't afford an attorney, you should request an attorney appointed and then speak with the attorney about your best options.
I'm sorry to hear about this. The good news is that children are generally returned to their parents within a relatively short period of time when the allegations are found to be unfounded.
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