17-0040378 Urgent Need
Client, who is very responsive, seeks assistance obtaining custody of her 7-year-old son. The current temporary custody order, which is dated June 2017, gives OP/grandmother and the child’s maternal aunt shared physical custody during the summer and OP/grandmother primary physical custody during the school year. Both client and the child’s father lost custody after an incident in 2011 for which both were arrested. Client and the child’s father have supervised partial physical custody in the presence of the maternal aunt and the OP/grandmother, respectively. OP/grandmother is represented. Father is not named in the custody complaint but is also seeking custody. The client is scheduled for a mental health evaluation and has requested an ATA for OP and father. Client seeks sole legal custody and primary physical custody during the school year because the child has suffered emotionally and has fallen behind a grade in school while in OP/grandmother’s custody. There is a hearing scheduled before the Domestic Relations Motions Court on August 28, 2017, at 9am regarding the client’s request for an ATA of OP, and there is a court date scheduled for March 6, 2018, at 1:30pm to establish the final custody order.