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Case Type Divorce Skills Developed Client Interviewing/Courtroom Experience/Legal Drafting/Negotiation

Case #19-0044379

Divorce with Equitable Distribution: Client/wife, who is a survivor of domestic violence, seeks assistance with a divorce matter. Client and opposing party (OP)/husband married in 2003 and separated in January 2019. OP abused client throughout the relationship. In August 2019, OP, who is represented, filed for divorce. On November 26, 2019, client filed an Answer and Counterclaim, in which she consented to the divorce but disputed the date of separation. She also requested alimony and equitable distribution. The estate consists of a house they acquired jointly during the marriage, client’s $30,000 worth of student loans, and OP’s $1,900 pension. A volunteer is needed to represent client throughout the divorce.