What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? TX
This is what I posted on my other thread in which I am seeking modification of visitation. I thought this warranted a new thread, but if I am wrong I apologize in advance and will do what I should to end the thread.
This took place yesterday and is what I wrote.
My daughter had early release from schoold today and I asked my mom to call me when she had picked her up. Call me paranoid, but I just had a feeling that all would not be right. My mother called me at work and told me that my daughter told her that a CPS worker was at the school to talk to her.
She said that she got called to the principals office (who happens to be her paternal grandma) and thought she was in trouble, but she wasn't. The worker was there to ask questions and that was all.
I immediately told my principal (yes, i'm a teacher) that I had to leave and why and called my attorney while driving to my daughters school. My attorney was in court, but her clerk said to make sure and file a complaint at the school for not contacting me about the investigator and to follow up with CPS.
I got to my daughters campus (mind you that she was with my granny where my mom had taken her) and immediately informed my exes mother that I would be filing a complaint against her for her failure to contact me regarding the situation. I also asked for the investigators info since it was my understanding that they are supposed to leave a way to contact. She just sat there and smuggly said that I could get the info from CPS and I can file whatever complaint I want.
This is not the first time she abused her power. Last year, she took my daughter out of school without my permission to take her to a funeral. I didn't file a complaint then, but I warned her that she was not to take my daughter off campus without my permission ever again.
Also, and here's where it get interesting, my former sister in law works for CPS!!!! That's right!!! Gasp if you must.
I did tell former mother in law that I would pursue a complaint with CPS too. I went directly to CPS and asked to speak to a supervisor or the investigator because I was being wrongfully accused. They asked me to wait which I did. The investigator, who was from another town due to the fact my ex sis in law works there, told me that there was a call alleging emotional abuse and neglect and that he couldn't tell me who made the allegations although I would bet money it was my former sis in law because of the precise nature of the allegations and descriptions.
He asked me questions about my daughter, arguements with my mom, and other things, but determined that nothing was going on that's unusual. He does want my daughter to seek counseling, but I already have two appointments with two counselors because I knew she would need it.
I provided him with that information and he advised me on filing complaints and such and said that everything would be fine.
Since both my mom and I work for the school district (public) she got approval to move my daughter to any campus that I would like and we are considering doing just that since grandma can't keep personal and professional seperate. I am trying to get in touch with the Catholic Diocese regarding the complaint, but no ones available. I also have to get approval from them to release me from the contract that binds my daughter to their campus.
What else should I be doing and what am I missing? Can you believe how heartless they are? I even told grandma that this could all get resolved in court if they would let my ex get served.
I'm waiting for my attorney to call me back. I can't believe this. 8 years as a mom and now they complain. They said I have an eating disorder, that it could rub off on my daughter. I explained that I don't, but I do take meds for adult ADD and i've lost a few pounds from stress over this modification thing. They said I locked her in the bathroom! I just now started to send her to her room for 5 minutes at a time because she hates to be alone. Stepping away for a minute.
BACK....just talked with the Priest who presides over the schools and he said that I could remove my daughter. While it's a consideration, I want to wait the weekend and let emotions die down before making that decision. I think what I will try to do is have an intervention with Grandma and her superiors (the priests) discussing her role at the schools and how negatively it would effect my daughter if she is put in the line of fire.
I also spoke to my attorney and we need the counselors but the appointments aren't til the 27th. I've tried and tried, but that's the earliest we can get in. I have to meet with my attorney on Monday too.
Addition: Can I file false allegation charges and if so against who? and how?