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17-0040211 Urgent Needs

Submitted on June 27, 2017 in Custody

Client seeks assistance with an urgent custody matter. Client/mother and OP/father share two minor children. OP has a history of domestic abuse – both physical and emotional – against client. OP and his family have continually harassed client both in person and on social media since they separated. Client was granted a temporary Protection from Abuse Order in 2014, but it was never made permanent because both parties failed to appear to the final hearing. Client filed for primary physical and sole legal custody in August 2016, and was granted both via a temporary order in October. Under the agreement, OP was granted visits with the children every other weekend. Client believes OP provides inconsistent, even negligent care of the children during his custodial time. Client seeks primary physical and sole legal custody of the children. She would like the custody order to enumerate instructions for how OP is to care for the children when they are with him. OP is represented by counsel. An attorney is needed to represent client at the hearing on July 11, 2017, at 1:30pm before Judge Daniel Sulman. Client is Spanish-speaking. Interpretation and translation services will be provided upon request.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Courtroom Experience

17-0040034 Urgent Needs

Submitted on June 27, 2017 in Probate

Client urgently seeks assistance with a probate matter. Client and her deceased mother are record owners of a property and co-signers of the property’s mortgage. Client’s mother passed away in 2010, and she has four other heirs besides client. Three of the heirs are willing to allow client to be administrator of the estate and transfer their interests in the property to client. One heir is missing. A legal services partner is litigating on client’s behalf in a mortgage foreclosure action against the property. Client needs to obtain letters of administration for her mother’s estate to assist with her mortgage foreclosure case. Since an heir is not available to sign a renunciation, a volunteer is needed to file a Petition for Citation with the Register of Wills requesting that client be appointed administrator despite this omission. Eventually, the volunteer will also be needed to create a deed transferring the willing heirs’ interests to client; the legal services partner can help determine when the transfer of title will be appropriate.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice, Negotiation Skills

17-0039877

Submitted on April 3, 2017 in Miscellaneous, Nonprofit

Client is a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia. Client’s mission is to raise funds in support of wildlife rehabilitators in their efforts to care for sick and injured wildlife, as well as to engage in activities to educate and raise awareness with the general public regarding issues surrounding local wildlife. Client seeks assistance understanding the best way to distribute funds to wildlife rehabilitators in order for the rehabilitators to gain the most benefits without penalty.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing

17-0040261

Submitted on June 21, 2017 in Collections

Client seeks assistance with a consumer debt matter in Municipal Court. Client incurred debt through a store credit card from October 2008- February 2015, and was unable to make payments after losing his source of income due to injury. The debt was sold to a debt collecting agency that filed a complaint against client for $2,088.05, including court fees. While client has not been properly served, he is available to attend the June hearing. Client’s goal is to have the lawsuit dismissed and the debt forgiven, as he is currently living on food stamps, unemployed, and applying for disability benefits. An attorney is needed to represent the client in this matter. The hearing is scheduled for June 30, 2017, at 1 pm.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Negotiation Skills

15-0037983

Submitted on April 14, 2017 in Probate

Client seeks assistance with a probate matter. The record owner is client’s mother, who passed away in 2014. Client and her five surviving siblings are the only heirs. All five are willing to give their interest in the property to client. Client suffers from depression, and her brother has been handling her affairs, with her permission. He is very responsive and easy to work with. Client speaks English, but her brother speaks only Spanish. Interpretation and translation assistance is available upon request. An attorney is needed to probate client’s mother’s estate in order to transfer title into client’s name.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice, Client Interviewing

17-0040085

Submitted on June 7, 2017 in Guardianship

Client seeks assistance obtaining guardianship of her 31-year-old son. Client’s son is significantly developmentally delayed as a result of cerebral palsy and autism, and is unable to make his own financial and medical decisions. Client is AIP’s representative payee for his SSI. The guardianship is not expected to be contested, and a physician has agreed to provide written testimony.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Draft Pleadings

16-0039356

Submitted on March 7, 2017 in Probate

Client seeks assistance with probating his grandmother’s estate. Client’s grandmother owned her home when she died intestate. All other heirs are willing to sign over interest in the property to client, who intends to live in the home. There is an estate recovery claim against the estate. Client is not eligible for a postponement or waiver of the claim and understands he must enter a payment plan. He may need assistance negotiating an affordable arrangement. Client’s mother has been active in this case so far and will be the primary point of contact.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice, Client Interviewing

17-0039747

Submitted on June 21, 2017 in Custody

Client seeks assistance with obtaining shared custody of his 3-year-old daughter. Client/father has filed for a modification of the current custody order. OP/mother, who is represented, has been withholding client’s daughter from him since October 2016. The current custody order gives OP primary physical custody while client has visits every Sunday at Family Court. OP has not complied with the custody order and missed the most recent conference in April 2017. Client wants weekly visits with his daughter. A volunteer is needed to represent client at the modification hearing before Judge Maria McLaughlin on December 11, 2017, at 9 am in Courtroom 6D.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Courtroom Experience

16-0038345

Submitted on April 14, 2017 in Probate

Client was the caretaker of the deceased record owner of her home. The record owner passed away in 2012. The record owner’s only heirs are her two sisters, and both are willing to give the house to the client. They have both signed renunciations permitting client to be the personal representative of the estate. VIP believes there may be an estate recovery claim against the estate, and this issue needs to be assessed and addressed prior to probating and administering the estate. Client needs record ownership to remain in a payment plan for delinquent real estate taxes.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice, Client Interviewing, Negotiation Skills

17-0040045

Submitted on June 28, 2017 in Divorce

Divorce 17-0040045 (PC) Divorce with Equitable Distribution

Client and OP were married in June 2012 and separated in April 2016. They share two minor children. OP has been physically and emotionally abusive towards client, and client has had PFAs against him in the past. Both client and OP are employed and client receives child support from OP. OP, who is represented by counsel, filed for divorce in March 2017. The marital estate includes the increase in value of a home purchased by OP in 2007, a car purchased by client in 2013, the marital portions of OP’s retirement account and client’s pension, and a bank account. Client needs representation in the divorce proceedings to protect her claims to the marital estate.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Discovery Practice and Draft Pleadings

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Discovery Practice, Draft Pleadings

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