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

Case #20-0045033

Client seeks assistance with a custody hearing, regarding her 1-year-old son, which was initially scheduled for April 21, 2020, at 1:30 pm, before Judge Deborah Cianfrani, but will be rescheduled due to recent court closures. At a February 2020 hearing, client and the child’s father entered into a temporary custody agreement in which the parties have shared legal custody and client has primary physical custody; father has partial custody every Friday and Saturday. Prior to this agreement, child lived with client and father denied paternity. Upon confirmation of paternity, father, who is represented, petitioned for shared legal and physical custody. Client wants sole legal custody and for father to have partial custody, every other weekend. Client understands that representation may be limited to the upcoming court dates, and she is willing to sign a pro se entry of appearance when the agreed upon representation is complete.