In the Interest of B.S. Appeal of D.D

Lisa Marie Vari

Practice Area:Child Custody

Outcome:Grandmother of neglected child awarded custody

Description:Grandchild was declared a dependent child and placed into grandmother's care. Child Protective Services removed grandchild from grandmother's care without reason and sought a court order placing him with a non-relative. Trial court found grandmother did not have standing to testify as to lack of justification for removal. Child removed but later returned when Attorney Vari filed a custody action, grandmother was permitted to testify and the trial judge found CPS' actions in removal unjustified and awarded custody to grandmother.

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