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by katgotsteve
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: physical custody and psych eval.. etc
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Acutally, they dont have to do paperwork for the court. basically you entered into a contract with the agency and if you voliate it they will go to court. alot of families in my state do this, the court never gets involved, they "improve" the situation and then the agency just backs off. basically t...
by katgotsteve
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: how to get them to stop?
Replies: 9
Views: 762

i have read and reread this post. i too had a child who was failure to thrive. did not want to suck, always acted full, etc. i was 21 when she was born. she was first and i was a total novice. i bought the ortho nipples becuase they were suppose to be better. i did not breast feed becuase i was scar...
by katgotsteve
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: Taxes
Replies: 8
Views: 598

if you read the irs website or i have in the past, foster children have to reside with foster parents the entire year, a 12 month time in order to claim the child.

look it up, i am sure that is the same as every year.
by katgotsteve
Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: It's over.
Replies: 28
Views: 1627

searcher this is what i would do... go to the courthouse and talk to people that work there, deputies, clerk of court, etc. tell your story (a short version minus the cps thing). ask them if they know of any good lawyers willing to take a case that could be paided by the other party and maybe no ret...
by katgotsteve
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: It's over.
Replies: 28
Views: 1627

searcher i am not sure about your state, but most that i know of have community properties laws. meaning what yours is his and his is yours until clarified by law. i also want to share a story with you to ponder. i married a man 11 years my senior with 3 kids from his first marriage. i was 19 and he...
by katgotsteve
Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: A family in need, how do you help?
Replies: 2
Views: 260

A family in need, how do you help?

I got a call today from the school counselor at my niece's school. i dont know him well, this is first year at this school and my first year being involved with him. so here it goes. i called him earlier this year to inform him that my niece's father was out of prison and i did not want any contact ...
by katgotsteve
Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Vindictive Neighbor Called The Police And Reported Us To CPS
Replies: 51
Views: 2342

i dont know about which state your are in, but in Georgia 10 y/o are allowed to babysit. there are a few stipulation. cps doesnt get involved and if they do they often get to sign a paper here to say it wont happen again. some colleges offer babysitting courses to 10 y/o and if they take this course...
by katgotsteve
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:26 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: How much Child support I should expect to pay?
Replies: 16
Views: 978

i live in Georgia, so what i know comes from here. if a child is in foster/relative care, assistance is offered. child support is added into the relative care, meaning you can get both and both parents have to pay a set amount for the child. if the child is in foster care, then the amount of child s...
by katgotsteve
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Vindictive Neighbor Called The Police And Reported Us To CPS
Replies: 51
Views: 2342

in civil court, you do not have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, only preponderance. so basically if you have witnesses that says she does or statements you can prove it. you do not have to get a lawyer for small claims court, if your suit is below the min. set by your state. so are as high as $5...
by katgotsteve
Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: How much Child support I should expect to pay?
Replies: 16
Views: 978

i would contact them. when i lost my kids for 34 days, i did not have to pay any child support during that time. the case my have been pursued by your inlaws, so basically it is null now. you may have to call and find out. if anyone should pursue child support now, it should be your wife as the cust...
by katgotsteve
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Vindictive Neighbor Called The Police And Reported Us To CPS
Replies: 51
Views: 2342

People that constantly call cps on other people and make a point of doing to multiple people will not stop. i am afraid that if she continues to call eventually you will have a founded case against you. you will forced into "services" and to be honest they may try this right now because of your loss...
by katgotsteve
Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Vindictive Neighbor Called The Police And Reported Us To CPS
Replies: 51
Views: 2342

Take her in front of Judge Judy. i have seen it alot lately. alot of people are tired of people using cps against them. i am not sure of recording laws, but get her on tape admitting to this and flying off with allegations. get people to write letters about her allegations and file a small claims ca...
by katgotsteve
Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: physological exams
Replies: 24
Views: 1507

i got a good counselor and when i got the knowledge to stand up to them, she backed me up. she knew that it was just all talk. an axis 2 diagnosis isnt anything, plus my husband had an 84 iq and his supposed victim had a 99 iq with severe mental disorders (the same dr did both evaluations). that wit...
by katgotsteve
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: physological exams
Replies: 24
Views: 1507

you can go on the internet and find out how to read the psychological. i had an issue with my husbands until i did a little research. so i was able to knock it completely out. here is what i know about a psychosexual. normally cps using it to determine guilt, it is not for that. it is to figure out ...
by katgotsteve
Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: HOW LONG
Replies: 6
Views: 449

i can only speak for georgia and how the process is suppose to take place. cps is called, depending on the call you either only need services or your children are taken. the process for the two are suppose to be the same if the court gets involved, in georgia most cases where the children are not ta...
by katgotsteve
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: Steve Wilkos Show on 9/23
Replies: 2
Views: 297

i watched the show too. i was sitting there thinking, OMG this is giving people involved with cps a bad name, but on the other hand it showed how cps finds people who do have problems (lack of education, mental issue, poverty, etc) and exploit them. they were also accused of not providing medical ca...
by katgotsteve
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: Just wondering...
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Just wondering...

I am just wondering if i handled this situation correctly or if i overreacted... on 08/25/2008, my niece's father was released from prison for aggravated child molestation. it is a wound that i thought i was over after 11 years, but it opened it up again. my brother was his 14 y/o victim. last week ...
by katgotsteve
Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: problems with my case , could use advice !
Replies: 10
Views: 719

kelz there are well intentioned people who do become foster parents trying to do good. i thought i was one of them, but i got screwed. in 02 when i my nieces were taken, you had to go through alot to just take care of family, now it is not as hard. back then i went through a 5 month process, alot of...
by katgotsteve
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: Do relatives get paid by CPS while child is detained?
Replies: 7
Views: 527

i have custody of my niece and have had it for almost 6 years. in 2003, an agreement was reached in a lawsuit that relatives in Georgia would receive money. at first there were only one type which was RELATIVE SUBSTANCY CARE which was $12 per child per day, now they have ENHANCED RELATIVE SUBSTANCY ...
by katgotsteve
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: CPS, DCYF , runnin us ragged !!! help
Replies: 38
Views: 2028

there was a movie that came out in 1997 called Seduction in a Small Town. melissa gilbert stars as the mother, sarah. i had watched the movie before my incident with CPS and wondered it really happened, after my incident i found out it was true. things were done that were ridiculous. the quick thing...
by katgotsteve
Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Need help with case plan.
Replies: 3
Views: 352

if i remember correctly, you are from georgia. i too wrote the inspector general, i got a standard letter from them. how do i know it was standard becuase in same envelope, i recieved someone else's letter too. different name, my address and containing her personal info. i also wrote the governor tw...
by katgotsteve
Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: Round Table
Topic: weird thing happened today
Replies: 4
Views: 318

i was granted temp in 2002 with full a few months later in 2003. my sister got out of prison in 2005 and has made no attempt to reestablish custody of her children. my sister by law has no say in her visitation or her exhusbands becuase no visitation plan has ever been established. there were no gra...
by katgotsteve
Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: weird thing happened today
Replies: 4
Views: 318

weird thing happened today

i was at school picking my oldest child up and the lady we had as our last caseworker was there. it looked like she was interviewing a child because one walked out with her. as she was walking by, she looked at me and smiled and said hey, i was just about to come out your way. i said why? she said w...
by katgotsteve
Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Paying Child Support when Children are in Foster Care
Replies: 22
Views: 1243

georgia child support statue states that child support for child in foster care can not exceed the per diem issued for the care of the child. in most cases that is betweek $700-800 per month. eye, i would look into this. i mean i would contact one of those child support help centers, pretend to be a...
by katgotsteve
Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: I just had an ETG test dropped on me today
Replies: 10
Views: 771

personally i would find research to prove the test should not be given and how it is a total waste of time and money. in my case, my husband took a test, not sure of which one but in it, it said he was an alcoholic. he doesnt even drink. so it was a total waste of time. even the caseworker said that...

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