Mr. Thiesen represented a mother in juvenile court. The Department of Human Services (DHS) asked the judge to remove the kids and to place them into stranger foster care because the mother was the victim of domestic violence and has mental health problems due to trauma she has experienced. DHS feared that mom might allow the abusive dad into the home. Mr. Thiesen convinced the judge to allow the kids to stay with their mom so long as she lived with her dad (the kid’s grandfather). This is a temporary fix. However, while Mr. Thiesen and his client work on resolving the long term concerns, the kids can stay with mom.