CHIPS Petition Dismissed:

County Agency removed children from Client’s home and filed a Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) Petition. Attorney Knuesel set the matter on for trial and told the Court and the County that his client would not agree to any negotiated outcome short of a dismissal of the Petition and an immediate return of the children to Client’s care. The County dismissed the CHIPS Petition after realizing that Attorney Knuesel and his client were not going to change their position. The children were returned to the home the same day.