Someone please help me....Any lawyers or people who know the law there?
I have moved out of state to get a better life for me and my girls by gaining employment and going to school. I am about to receive a promotion in a couple of months and have been staying with family, however we were supposed to be staying in a room at my grandmothers, but she has no extra room available and I have been in the living room with my daughter. My daughter sleeps in her playpen, but this is supposed to be temporary until I can get my own place once my pay increases in two months. My daughters father called child protective services against me, filing false accusations of the living environment being hazardous because I used to stand in the shower and wash my daughter as a young baby (she is now a year old and sitting up on her own so I now I can give her baths) I have witnesses around me and her everyday who know I am a very good mother and would never put my child in harms way, but the cps worker told me I have to have a place with a room for my daughter. Does anyone know what cps looks for ? If I have a trusted friend I can stay with until I get money to afford my place is that suffice if they have a three bedroom house and me and my daughter share a room? Or try to get a place I know i will not be able to afford? I am not sure what to do. I had a plan whereas in a couple of months I would be able to get a place. Can they just take her away like that? I am scare for me and my girls. My daughters' father has an anger problem, and has put his hands on me In October of last year. However the court probably will not count that because he was supposed to do counseling and we were supposed to reconcile differences for the best of our daughter. He apparently has a two bedroom one state away from me, trying to set up to simply take her away from me. I have allowed him visitation. He didn't want to come see her unless he was taking her back to his home state. I thought this was unacceptable because I did not want him to take her to an undisclosed address, and not know where she would be staying for the weekend. We do not have legal custody yet, so he can very well take her and not bring her back. Because I did not let him take her with him, he called child protective services and made false accusations saying that I do not change her pampers and I am hurt because I never thought something like this would happen. I want to know if I can not get my place right now, if anyone knows if it is okay to stay with close friends, who have an extra room in a townhouse until my pay increase. Any lawyers out there? I mean I am trying my best to find a place right now, but if I can save a little more to get what I need for me and my girls that would be great