On or about May 30, 2018 CPS received a report that Father had sexually assaulted a 14 year old female while child was staying with the family for a long weekend. This act was witnessed by another minor. Father has history of illegal drug use. Father is member of a biker club that routinely engages in illegal activity. Mother has substance abuse issues and does not have custody rights to the children. Father has full custody of 2 minor children and has visitation with a 3rd minor child. The children have different needs and therefore need separate legal representation. At this time, a minor child who is aged 10, is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Calendar Call set for October 24, 2018 at 10:15 a.m. in Courtroom 11 and an Adjudicatory Trial set for November 1, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 11.
Case Number: 2018-004369
Case Number: 2018-004969
A sibling group of four children were adopted in December of 2017. On or about July 23, 2018 the family (four children aged 16 to 13) came to the attention of Child Protective Services by a combination of a call to the hotline and in person contact with Child Haven with allegation that the adoptive parent had been sexually inappropriate with one of the children. There is reasonable cause to believe that it would be contrary to the welfare of the children to remain at their home. Specifically, the Court finds that there are concerns of sexual abuse. One of the children reported that for the past 16 months there have been multiple sexually inappropriate encounters with the adoptive parent. Some of the incidents were witnessed by siblings. There is a Calendar Call on October 24, 2018 at 10:15 a.m. in Courtroom 11. There is an Adjudicatory Trial on November 9, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 11.
Case Number: 2018-002071
A 15 year old boy and 7 year old girl were removed 3/24/18 and placed into protective custody due to allegations of physical abuse against the mother as to both children. Mother was arrested. Mother has a history of using meth. The father of the 7 year old only recently met the child, and there is no relationship. The father of the 15 year old has prior history with the department which included a substantiation for substance misuse as he forced the children to drink alcohol, additionally, there was extreme domestic violence between this father and mother. Father of the 15 year old is facing domestic battery charges and is not a placement option. The children were placed with the maternal grandmother. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes regarding placement, permanency, and visitation and to ensure the appropriate services needed are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for September 26, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.
Case Number: 2018-003711
Three siblings, ages 16 years to 14 years, came into DFS care, on June 4, 2018, due to allegations of sexual abuse-molestation by mother’s boyfriend, and physical injury/abuse by natural mother. The natural father of the three girls was reportedly deported to Mexico. The girls are currently placed with maternal grandmother. A younger male child is currently back in the care of natural mother and in home visits are occurring with DFS. The younger child has a separate case from his sisters as they have different wishes for placement. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Calendar Call on 10/03/2018 at 10:15 a.m. in Courtroom 11. There is also an Adjudicatory Trial on 11/26/2018 at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 11.
Case Number: 2018-005839
5 year old male child along with his three older siblings, came into DFS care on June 4, 2018, due to allegations of sexual abuse/molestation to the three older siblings by mother’s boyfriend, who is the youngest male child’s natural father. The siblings have different wishes as to placement and have two separate cases. An attorney is needed to represent the childs wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Calendar Call on 10/03/2018 at 10:15 a.m. in Courtroom 11. There is also an Adjudicatory Trial on 11/26/2018 at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 11.
Case Number: 2018-005469
Clients have 3 minor children and own their own home. The husband is disabled and in a wheelchair. In 2012, after receiving a personal injury settlement, these clients were finally able to fulfill their dream of buying a home for themselves and their young children. Clients used seller financing for the remaining house price, and were severely overcharged, now the financer has proceeded to foreclosure. Assistance is needed to help these clients with filing an action in District Court to, at the minimum, obtain a comprehensive accounting as well as to stay the foreclosure while the dispute is ongoing. Time is critical as the lender will be able to move forward with selling the property in the next 30 days or so.