Milton, FL asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Child Custody for Florida

Q: How likely is it my kids would be taken if the abuse in the home was reported?

I live in an abusive home. I moved in with my grandparents in 2018 at the push of my grandmother. My grandmother adopted my sister for the money she gets, she tells she is going to leave her with me because she didn't sign up for the responsibility only the money. She calls her names, is verbally and mentally abusive. And even physically hurts her. Problem is I am here with my children. I am on medications for anxiety and depression due to them, and even have reported everything to my previous medication nurse practioner and counselors without providing names so nothing could be reported due to fear of losing my children. She is now admitting to trying to make me homeless. So basically, if everything going on in the home is reported could I lose my kids? When I have stayed out of fear?

1 Lawyer Answer
Michael Ferrin
Michael Ferrin
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It sounds like you need to try and move out of the home and get away from the toxic environment. If you believe that a child is being abused, abandoned, or neglected, you should contact the department of children and families.

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