Case: DCS accuses Wilson County Mother of physical abuse and failing to protect her daughter from physical abuse of her boyfriend.
Result: Child returned to mother’s custody and DCS petition dismissed.
Details: In a Wilson co case, our client and her boyfriend were accused of physically abusing her daughter and causing severe bruising to her body. Melanie negotiated with DCS allowing the child to reside with family members until an emergency hearing could be held for return of the child to the Mother. This prevented the child from being removed to foster care pending the hearing. After a 72 hour hearing, Melanie was able to convince the court to return the child to our client, the child’s Mother, and the department eventually dismissed their petition against our client.