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

Case #22-0048873

Client seeks representation for an expedited relief hearing on January 6, 2023, at 9am before Judge Betsy Wahl, regarding her one-month old child. Opposing party is the child’s father. There is no previous custody order between the parties. Client filed the custody complaint after arguments with Father about time with the child began to escalate, despite Father previously having no interest in the child during her pregnancy. Client alleges she is being harassed by Father and Father’s family members. A hearing was scheduled for March 1, 2023, at 11:15am before Custody Hearing Officer, Daniel Alvarez. Father filed for the expedited hearing, claiming Client is withholding the child, even though he had seen the child the day before filing. Client would like sole legal and physical custody, but is willing to negotiate visitation as she wants Father to be a part of the child’s life. A volunteer is needed to represent Client at the upcoming expedited hearing, and possibly the March hearing.