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

Case #24-0054429

Mother requests assistance with a custody hearing scheduled for September 9, 2024, at 9:00 am before Judge Elizabeth Jackson, regarding her two minor children. The opposing party is the children’s father. A March 2024 temporary custody order granted Father partial physical custody of the youngest child. Father filed a complaint for primary physical custody in June 2023. Client believes Father filed because he does not think she takes good care of the children. Client believes Father should not have custody of the children because of a history of physically and emotionally abusing Client and the children. Client was granted a temporary Protection from Abuse (PFA) order against Father in February 2024, pending a final hearing. There is an ongoing DHS investigation into Father after a physical incident between him and one of the children. Client’s goal is to obtain sole legal and physical custody; she is amenable to Father having supervised visitation. A volunteer is needed to represent Client at the upcoming hearing.