What is a DCF Substantiation? After Connecticut DCF completes an Investigation of abuse or neglect, they send a form letter to the alleged perpetrators. The letter will state whether the allegations are “unsubstantiated” or “substantiated.” The operational definition in the Policy Manual is that a DCF Substantiation results when: “DCF has concluded that there is”…

Yes. The court has the authority to order either spouse to pay attorneys’ fees. Pendente Lite Legal Fees While the case is pending, the court may order one spouse to pay the reasonable legal fees of the other spouse.  The payment of legal fees at this stage is called pendente lite legal fees.  This typically…
Once you are placed on the DCF Central Abuse and Neglect Registry you are there indefinitely. But here is some good news. For those who have been placed on the Registry for over two (2) years they are able to apply for an Administrative Hearing to have DCF remove their name. The burden is on…
What are Connecticut DCF Safety Plans? Simply put, it is a written agreement between DCF and a parent made during an Investigation. The DCF Social Worker will usually tell the parent or guardian to sign or they will be charged with Neglect or Abuse and summoned to Juvenile Court. From a social worker’s perspective, Safety…
Connecticut has some the of the toughest laws in the country regarding texting and driving. And there is a movement to increase penalties for two time losers – ugh offenders. Bravo. We have all seen idiots texting and driving. I have witnessed these morons racing on I-95 doing it. Why would you sacrifice your life…
Allegations of Connecticut school truancy can be a source of conflict between parents and school administration.  It can also lead to an unwanted referral to DCF alleging educational neglect Connecticut General Statutes Section 10-198a provides the relevant regulations that each school district must follow regarding student attendance.  It states: “A student’s absence’ from school shall…
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