my grandchildren are being seriously neglected by their father who has sole custody. they (the kids) are living with a friend of theirs right now. I am several states away & can't move back there for at least a month. If I contact a lawyer there now, to see about obtaining custody, is that lawyer obligated to contact social services? Their father just had his electric service cut off for non payment and is going to be evicted from his apartment so the children are relying soling on their friends' family.