Fight Back Against Outrageous DCF Demands
Hello and thank for joining me here today. My name is Kevin Seaver.
I am a trusted lawyer since 1991, recognized expert, successfully specializing in fighting the Department of Children and Families, more commonly referred to as DCF. I turn DCF negatives into positives throughout the entire state of Massachusetts, whether in or out of court.
On March 2, 2018, for days we have been forewarned to batten down the hatches that a nor’easter was coming Schools were cancelled throughout the entire state and also throughout New England. When the storm came, it came, and it came good, and it gave us a good licking. Howling winds, sleet, snow, rain.
A client of mine received a phone call from the DCF social worker telling her to go out that afternoon and do a urine screen in this horrific 80 to 90 miles per hour wind. I said you won’t do anything of the such. There’s a state of emergency declared, much to the credit of the governor. There are power lines down all over the state. There are trees down that have already killed a couple of people. And in the middle of this storm, my client is asked to go do a random urine screen, despite the fact the previous eight months she had done clean urine screens.
And she says, “Attorney Seaver you always said that when DCF rings the bell, you got to answer the bell.” And I said, “You’re correct, but this was an exception.” She says, “There are no exceptions. They’re challenging me that I can’t do this urine screen today, and I’m going to do it no matter what you say.” And I just shook my head and I said, “Oh my heavens, I’ve created a monster.” But she was right. I did say what she said I said.
She went out, much to her credit, and did a urine screen in the middle of this horrific nor’easter, which came back negative. We were told on Saturday, March 3, that in a few short days we were going to have a second nor’easter, starting on March 7, Wednesday, going into Thursday, March 8. And I’m going to give you three guesses what happened, and the first two don’t count, when my client got a phone call, same client, at 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon… ah, you cheated… you must’ve known… they asked you to do another random urine screen in the middle of a nor’easter the following day on March 8, 2018.
And my client went through the same drill again. “I’m not going to listen to you Attorney Seaver. You told me when DCF rings the bell, you answer the bell.” And I told her, “I don’t want you doing it in the middle of a nor’easter.” “So, I’m gonna go do it anyways.” And she did. And she passed. It was negative. Now when I saw DCF on Friday, March 9, they first said, “Well, we sent her out because we had to work that day. So, it’s no big deal to go out in the nor’easter.” But then they apologized, after I had told them how it was state of emergency. And they apologized to my client, much to their credit, for sending her out not one but two different nor’easters.
So, the moral of the story is that DCF are buildings, but they are more than just buildings, they are more than just a government, they are people. And people are mere mortals and mere mortals make mistakes, and that includes DCF.
They admitted it and apologized, and I take my hat off to you, DCF, for doing that. It takes a bigger person to admit they’re wrong. I really appreciated that, and I hope DCF does more of that in the future. It shows what big people can do. If you’ve got a DCF negative, turn it into a positive. Call me. Call Attorney Seaver. Call me now at 617-263-2633. Again, call me. Call Attorney Kevin Seaver now at 617-263-2633. I thank you for watching. I wish you good day, and I wish you goodbye until next time.