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

Case #20-0045055

Client seeks assistance with a custody hearing regarding her 2-year-old daughter. The hearing, initially scheduled for September 21, 2020, at 9:00 am, before Judge Diane Thompson, will be rescheduled due to recent court closures. At a 2018 hearing, client was granted sole legal and physical custody of the child. Child’s father, who refused to attend the July hearing, petitioned for shared legal and physical custody in December 2019. The parties could not come to an agreement at the January 2020 master’s conference, and the matter was relisted for a judicial hearing. Client would like to maintain sole legal custody, but she would agree to father having supervised physical custody. 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.