Kansas City, MO asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Illinois

Q: could we beat DCFS if disposition taken under advisement?

fighting DCFS. judge took disposition under advisement as we provided exhibits to back our testimony that caseworker had lied about having an empty file for respondent parents. Evidence given were emails from the case worker suggesting where to go for assessments, certificates of completion, drug tests paid for out of pocket, even extra services taken and paid for out of pocket. She stated she received none of this. respondent parents turned in paperwork backing their claims that services were taken and completed. Judge took disposition under advisement. Could we win this case?

1 Lawyer Answer
Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes. Sometimes a judge wants to make a written finding and send it to everyone in writing, sometimes they want to enable saving face for a party or a witness. Or sometimes they haven't made their mind up yet and are rethinking witness testimony. There can be a number of reasons for a judge to take a case under advisement. If I was on what would normally be a losing side and it was taken under advisement, I would be thrilled that I was getting another chance.

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