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Case Type Custody Skills Developed Client Interviewing/Courtroom Experience/Legal Drafting

Case #22-0048138

Client seeks representation at her upcoming custody hearing on July 7, 2022 at 1 pm before Judge Leanne Litwin. Opposing party is the child’s father. Client filed for primary physical and sole legal custody of her 10-year-old son in November 2021. An interim February 2022 order granted 50/50 shared physical and legal custody to Client and Father. Client filed emergency custody petition after Father beat Child with a belt, but was told that it wasn’t a high-risk emergency. Father has history of physical violence towards Child and Client, and verbal abuse of Client. Client alleges Father put Child in dangerous situations while drunk, including driving under the influence and leaving the stove unattended. She further alleges that Father allows Child to watch porn and she suspects that another adult in the house may have sexually abused Child. Father is represented. A volunteer is needed to represent Client at her upcoming hearing.