Q: DFCS caseworker became friends with mother of my child and went to lunch during active investigation. Is that legal?
During an investigation, the case worker was not helpful to me at all. Come to find out, she befriended the mother of my child and was having lunch dates with her during an active investigation. Is that legal? If it’s not illegal, is it at least a conflict of interest? Is there a possible lawsuit against the state. I feel like I have been shafted during this process seeing as the caseworker only wanted to help her and not me.
A: These questions and concerns should be addressed to your attorney. Based upon what you have stated, from my experience I do not see a conflict. Could they have discussed the case at lunch? Certainly. Why do you believe that the caseworker is now biased against you? Again, speak with your attorney about any concerns you may have.
A: If you have a case that is still ongoing I would seek an attorney to represent me. Sometimes each parent is not given the exact amount of time in an investigation as the other. And that could be for a variety of reasons, such as, they had additional questions for the mother regarding allegations that were made, or they had questions of their own and things they wanted the mother to clear up. But simply because they met over lunch to discuss the case does not mean the social worker is bias.
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