Question by  jerome (15)

Do I have to allow DYFS in my home?


Answer by  patti (29325)

As a rule, yes, you do. If you refuse, the DYFS can pursue the matter and take legal action, involving the county attorneys and the police. DYFS has the interest of the kids at heart and it is best to show that you do as well.


Answer by  flamiss22 (5081)

It all depends if they are working on a formal complaint. If this is so then they will have legal papers compelling you to let them in. If you refuse they will get a police officer to let them in. It's always best to have your attorney present at all times you speak to them


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

No, you do not have to allow them into your home unless they have a warrant. If Department of Youth and Family Services are investigating you, get an attorney.


Answer by  angiem1981 (1059)

Failure to comply with such services can result in removal from the child or children in the home. In addition, other actions may be taken against you depending on where you reside, this includes legal ramifications. DYFS is also allowed to speak with your children with or without your presence.


Answer by  Bronagh (666)

You only have to allow DYFS into your home if they have a court order. However, DYFS is required to investigate all complaints received and will knock on your door if necessary. Should you fail to cooperate, DYFS will possibly return with a court order.


Answer by  Shankalot (484)

You do have to let DYFS agents into your home if there is a court ordered document in their hands.


Answer by  vinvec (8)

People who don't know really shouldn't be giving bad advice. Get a lawyer. Bronagh's answer is accurate.

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