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

Case #22-0048571


Client seeks representation for his upcoming custody hearing on December 7, 2022, at 1:00 PM, concerning his 4-year-old son. Opposing party is the child’s mother, who is represented. Mother filed a petition for sole legal and shared physical custody. There is no current custody order. Child has lived with Mother for the past year; prior to that, Client and Mother had an informal arrangement where Child lived with both parents about half the time. Client alleges that Mother began withholding Child and blocking communication when Client got into a new relationship. Child has autism and is nonverbal. Client alleges that Mother does not take Child’s diagnosis seriously and does not have him in pre-school. He also alleges that Mother drinks heavily and has parties at the house while Child is there. He would like to return to a shared custody schedule. A volunteer is needed to represent him at his hearing.