Q: Civil rights attorney, I want to sue Dept of children services for removal of grandkids, only to dismiss case 10months
I was denied due process, and kids religion was violated.
A: It would be helpful if you provided sufficient information to be of service. As grandparents, what legal right did you have to custody of your grandchildren? That would be step one in understanding what your rights might be. Grandparents don't necessarily step into the shoes of parents when it comes to custody of children. It is not a simple question you are asking. So write up a chronological summary of what happened, starting from when, how and why you had custody of your grandchildren, until they were taken from you. Name all the witnesses, both good and bad, and what they know. That will serve two purposes. First, it will make a record of everything that happened; then you can give it to the lawyer you will need to contact to help you, along with all the documents you have relating to the situation. It will later help to refresh your memory as time goes on. A good lawyer will know what to do with that information in hand.
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