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Elder Abuse

It’s important that the Iowa DHS protects elderly from abuse at the hands of their caretakers. But it’s just as important that innocent persons not be labeled as abusers when all they’re trying to do is take care of their friends and family members the best they can.

For instance, if a son spends money on […]

By |July 19th, 2016|DHS, Family Law|0 Comments

DHS Assessments

You may find yourself facing a DHS Assessment for Child Abuse or Dependent Adult Abuse. It would probably be helpful to talk to an attorney before you talk to the DHS, but often, I only hear about it after the assessment is complete.

If they have founded or confirmed that you have committed an act of […]

By |July 17th, 2016|Child Custody, DHS, Family Law, Juvenile Law|0 Comments

Police? DHS? Don’t expect sympathy

There’s a scene in cop movie after cop movie, where the detective tells the suspect that he understands why they did what he thinks they did. “She didn’t appreciate you.” Or, “She led you on.” Or, “You just lost control.”

Don’t be fooled. If the police — or the DHS — comes to question you, they […]

What is a DHS Assessment?

What to do if you receive an assessment from the Iowa DHS.
By |July 25th, 2014|Child Custody, DHS, Family Law|0 Comments