Q: What can I do to get my kids back in a domestic violence case?
DHS took my kids, I've done everything they have asked me to do and they are saying I'm not making progress at all, I've done everything they've assigned me to do and even changed my attitude and behavior and they are still looking at terminating my rights, they wont let me live in tulsa even tho my ex lives in broken arrow, we are civil with each other, theres been no violence at all, not one bad text message or anything and the DHS people are saying their still gonna take my kids away from me and one of them is a newborn baby! They have hurt me badly by taking my baby from me
A: Bottom line: If you want your kids you need an attorney. It almost never works trying to fight DHS alone. There are no shortcuts. Hire an attorney asap before you get in any deeper.
Best of luck!
A: You need an attorney. In OKC, they have attorneys on contract that represent parents when DHS is trying to take your kids from you. Contact the juvenile court in Tulsa and see if someone can get an attorney assigned to you if you cannot afford private counsel. Good Luck!
A: If you’re complying with your ISP by following all recommended services, it’s hard for me to imagine that DHS is recommending termination. At the end of the day, the ADA makes that determination if they’ll terminate or not. You have to work that plan though.
If you don’t have money for an attorney, ask the court to appoint one for you.
Stay in touch with your caseworker.
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