Client seeks assistance obtaining custody of her grandchildren. Client is the paternal grandmother of two children, ages 7 and 8. Upon both parents’ arrest in 2011, for assault and endangering the welfare of a child, client agreed with both mother and father that she would take the children to Florida to live with a paternal aunt. When the aunt could no longer care for them, client brought the children to live with her in Philadelphia. They have now been with her for the last two years. No custody order was ever established. Mother now asserts that client took the children without her permission. Mother, who is represented, filed for sole physical and legal custody in March 2018, and client cross-filed for sole legal and physical custody in April 2018. Father supports client’s request for custody of the children. A protracted hearing is scheduled October 23, 2019 at 9 am before Judge Christopher Malios. A volunteer is needed to represent the client in that hearing. The client understands that representation may be limited to the scheduled court event and has agreed to sign a pro se entry of appearance upon conclusion of the October 23 hearing.

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