1. Even if your case with CPS is closed leave the kids name out. Refer to them as “child” if needed.
  2. Mark number 440 “Other civil rights complaint”
  3. On this form you do not have to make a separate one for each defendant you can use the same one for all. Mark Federal Question.
  4. Write Section 1983 civil rights violation somewhere in either of the boxes that is the core you want to always document on all forms.
  5. Wait for the clerk to mail the summons back to you before you serve them
  6. Write down the same amount of money you sent to the attorney general in the tort form.
  7. Do not put anyone else as a Plaintiff but yourself, not your child and not your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend. just you the biological parent who lost custody.
  8. Put this form, summons, complaint, fee waiver, fee order, no documented evidence just yet, send all to federal court clerk of your city.
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