17-0040896 Urgent Need
Client seeks assistance obtaining primary custody of his 5-year-old daughter. In January 2017, her daughter witnessed a violent home invasion at the home of OP/mother and her husband. OP’s husband fired a weapon at the intruder and charges are pending against him. After the incident, a new custody order was entered which gives client and OP shared legal custody, OP primary physical custody, and client partial custody with overnights every Wednesday, every other Friday, and alternating weekends. This current order further stipulates that the child not have any unsupervised contact with nor live in the same home with OP’s husband. Client filed a petition for contempt in July 2017 because OP had stopped bringing the child to court mandated therapy and client had not seen the child in 2 months. Client also has evidence of the child staying overnight with OP’s husband. A volunteer is needed to represent client at the hearing on the contempt petition before Judge Pechkurow on December 5, 2017, at 1:30pm.