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

Case #24-0056249

Mother requests counsel for a custody hearing scheduled for August 8, 2024, at 1:00 pm before Judge Rajinderpal Sandher, regarding her four-year-old son. The opposing party is the child’s father. There is no current custody order in place. Father filed a complaint for primary physical custody in December 2023, after he and his partner physically assaulted Client, following a disagreement about the child. Client was treated for a three-inch laceration to her head. DHS opened an investigation related to the incident; it was closed without a finding of abuse. Client and Father cross-filed for Protection from Abuse (PFA) orders against each other and got 3-year final PFAs; the child is not subject to either order. In March 2024, Client filed a complaint for primary physical custody because of the history of physical and verbal abuse by Father. Client’s goal is to obtain sole legal and primary physical custody of the child. A volunteer is needed to represent Client at the upcoming hearing.