DCFS Investigations and Preventing a Dependency Case Filing with Tips on Drug Testing for DCFS

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“Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busy-body, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful, envious, unsocial…”   Marcus Aurelius- Meditations Having fought DCFS social workers in Los Angeles County for over a decade, I am never surprised by their arrogance and sometimes wicked nature. Some social workers are amazing, but so many of […]

How to Get the Right Judge at the Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

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Be prepared to walk into the Los Angeles Superior Court Edelman D. Edelman Children’s Court for the first time. This morning, I was waiting on the first floor lobby for the detention calendar. That is the list of children being brought into court for the first time and what courtroom the case will be assigned. […]

Los Angeles County Ex Parte Procedures for Temporary Emergency Custody

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I want to Ex Parte with You  I am constantly receiving calls from parents who want to rush into court on an emergency basis to change custody.  Generally, to establish or change a child custody order, it requires a parent to file a Request for Order (RFO) with California Judicial Council Form FL-300.  In an […]