Protect Your Child from Imminent Danger
Video Transcribed: When may a child be removed from the home without petition of the court? Hi, I’m Oklahoma attorney Brian Glass.
From time to time children can be removed from the home without prior petition from the court when either a peace officer, an officer of the court, or a DHS case worker, has reasonable suspicion that the child is an imminent or immediate threat of harm or if the child’s situation could result in imminent threat or harm.
This can either be sworn by an affidavit from the peace officer or the social worker, or it can be a combination of things, a recommendation from neighbors or a pre-investigation of sorts that gives this peace officer or officer of the court reason to believe that the child is in imminent danger of immediate harm.
If you have recently filed a Deprived Child Case or if your children have been taken from your home, or if you have any concerns regarding this topic, feel free to reach out to me, a Chickasha child custody lawyer and you can find me at chickashalawyer.com.