If you meet one of the above conditions, you should tell your Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Worker as soon as possible. It is best to file good cause before your case is referred to BCSE. You may still file for good cause after the referral, but it is possible that an automated letter will have already gone out to the absent parent. If you file after the referral, you may tell the legal assistant assigned to your case. He or she will refer the case back to the DHHR worker to decide if good cause exists. The legal assistant will make a recommendation that must be considered in that decision.