Client/Mother and OP/Father are the parents of a child, age 8 months. Because the client had tested positive for drugs, DHS initiated dependency proceedings against the client. The client had willingly let OP have the child with the understanding that the parties would share custody of the child. In November 2013, the client filed a custody complaint. In December 2013, each party obtained a final PFA Order against the other party. The PFA order provides that the client is to have supervised partial physical custody of the child at 1801 Vine Street. According to the client, OP has missed some of the scheduled partial custody times, so she filed a contempt petition. The client has completed parenting classes and voluntarily continues in an outpatient drug program. The DHS matter was closed. There is a hearing scheduled before Judge Jackson on August 6, 2014 incident to the client’s custody complaint and her contempt petition.
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