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Will I lose my children if I go to jail?

I might be going to jail next month. What will happen to my kids? Can they stay with a friend or will they go to DCFS?

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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    They will go to the State if there is no one to take care of them in the meantime.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 2/4/2013
    Steve Freeborn | Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    33400 9th Avenue S. Suite 208
    Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 838-4477
    Since you don't tell me what you were convicted of or how long your jail sentence is, or how old the children are. I have no way of knowing. It is a possibility.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 2/1/2013
    Gregory R. LaMarca | Gregory R. LaMarca, P.C.
    5440 Merrick Road
    Massapequa, NY 11758
    (516) 797-8686
    The best thing you can do for the children is to (temporarily) appoint a trusted relative or friend a Guardian for the children. This can be accomplished through the Family Court.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 2/1/2013
    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    If you do not make arrangements for them, they will be placed in DFACS to be temporarily placed.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 2/1/2013
    Cynthia Henley | Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
    7626 E. Jordan Cove
    Houston, TX 77055-5053
    (713) 222-1220
    If you provide a safe environment for them while you are in custody (such as with family), then you should not have a problem.
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 2/1/2013
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