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

Case #23-0049449

Step-father seeks counsel for a custody hearing on August 1, 2023, at 9:00 am before Judge Leanne Litwin, regarding his 6-year-old stepson. Opposing party is the child’s mother’s god-sister. Child’s mother passed away in October 2022. In January 2023, Client filed a complaint for sole legal and primary physical custody. A February 2023 temporary custody order granted Client sole legal custody; the order is silent as to physical custody. Client filed for custody because the Child’s mother expressed interest in him taking care of Child before her death. Client also has the support of Mother’s family. Client states that the opposing party is Mother’s god-sister and is not biologically related to Child; she had never had a relationship with the Child until after Mother’s passing. Client’s goal is to obtain sole physical custody and retain sole legal custody. A volunteer is needed to represent Client at the custody hearing.