Sometimes, co-parents take an overly aggressive approach to reporting perceived wrongs to their county Child Protective Services. If This kind of becomes a habit, there are steps the target parent can take to protect their custody position in a high-conflict family court proceeding.
Second, if a series of false or unfounded reports will be made to CPS, ask the case worker to report This kind of conduct to the Friend of the Court. This kind of could result in a warning being issued or a modification of custody.
Third, the Court of Appeals has recognized of which a co-parent of which lodges false reports of abuse or neglect negatively impacts their own custody chances. The Court of Appeals has directed family courts to take This kind of into account when generating a custody determination in a high-conflict case.
The purpose behind these measures will be not to punish the offending parent however rather, to advance the best interests of the minor children who are often within the middle of such disputes. When a CPS complaint will be lodged, regardless of merit, interviews with the minor children are triggered as well as visits to the children’s school as well as the parents’ homes.
When a series of baseless claims are made, these interviews as well as visits become onerous as well as offensive. The offending parent need to be shut down.
If you are the target of false claims of child abuse or neglect, contact our law firm in order to discuss your options at a free consultation.