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

Case #22-0048228

Client seeks representation at a custody hearing on August 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM before Hearing Office Michael Zaleski, regarding her 8-year-old daughter. Opposing party is the child’s father. There is no prior custody order. Child primarily lives with Client, but stays with Father every other weekend. Father filed for shared physical and shared legal custody in May 2022. Following Father’s petition, Client filed for primary physical and sole legal custody. A hearing has not been scheduled regarding her petition. Client is open to sharing custody, but is concerned with the lack of stability at Father’s house; Child does not have a bed at his house and he tends to forget to give Child her allergy medication. Father also as an involuntary manslaughter charge, has been in and out of prison, and has history of abusing Client. A volunteer is needed to represent the client at her hearing.