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

Case #19-0044390

Divorce with Equitable Distribution: Client/wife, a survivor of domestic violence, seeks assistance with a divorce matter. Client and opposing party (OP)/husband married in 2013 and separated in July 2018. Client obtained a permanent Protection from Abuse Order in 2018 after OP abused and threatened to kill her. On September 3, 2019, OP, who is represented, filed for divorce. On November 27, 2019, client filed an Answer and Counterclaim, in which she consented to the divorce but requested alimony and equitable distribution. The marital estate consists of a shared loan for $18,000. Client, who is very ill, also wants to retain OP’s health insurance to pay for needed treatments. A volunteer is needed to represent client throughout the divorce.