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19-0043450

Submitted on June 11, 2019 in Guardianship

Client seeks assistance obtaining guardianship of her 57-year-old brother. Client’s brother has autism and client wants to continue making medical and financial decisions for him. A doctor is available to complete an expert report, and guardianship is not expected to be contested.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Draft Pleadings

19-0043805

Submitted on August 21, 2019 in Divorce

Divorce With Equitable Distribution

Divorce defendant seeks assistance. The parties married in May 1997 and client/husband says they separated in June 2019. Opposing party (OP)/wife filed for divorce in July 2019, and she asserts that the date of separation was in 2017. A PFA currently requires client to stay away from OP. The marital estate likely includes a home, two cars, and OP’s pension. Client’s primary goal,however, is to be divorced and obtain a fair share of the value of the home. He is not interested in the pension. Philadelphia VIP advised client to submit a section 3301(d) counter-affidavit and will assist him to prepare a pro se counterclaim. A volunteer is needed to help client protect his interests and represent him throughout the divorce process.

Core Competencies: Draft Pleadings, Negotiation Skills

19-0043749

Submitted on July 25, 2019 in Nonprofit, Tax

Client is an emerging nonprofit organization. Client plans to provide classes, workshops, and camps to teach languages, martial arts, and other skills that would benefit families in Northeast Philadelphia. Client seeks assistance with incorporation and filing for tax-exempt status so that they may begin operation.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice, Project Management

19-0043984

Submitted on August 9, 2019 in Public Housing

Client seeks assistance in landlord/tenant matter. The eviction complaint seeks September 2018 through July 2019 rent plus attorney’s fees, late fees, and court costs. Client lives in the property with his wife and four children. Part of the rental payment is subsidized by a non-profit program. Client claims that he was late on his last payment because his wife had an emergency and that was when the eviction process was initiated. Client believes the current calculations are inaccurate and while some money is owed, the ledger on file does not account for all payments made. Client and his family would like to remain in the property and continue paying more than the monthly rent in order to make up for arrears. Client has four months of past rent set aside because management stopped accepting rental payments. Landlord is represented by Kenneth Baritz, Esq. The hearing is scheduled for September 6, 2019 at 8:45 am in Courtroom 3.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Negotiation Skills

17-0040565

Submitted on April 2, 2019 in Probate

Client seeks assistance with a probate matter. Client and his brother are living in their deceased father’s house and want title transferred to their names. Their father died intestate in 2014, leaving five other heirs in addition to client and his brother. Together, client and his brother have a majority interest in the property. Two of the remaining heirs are willing to transfer their interests. The three remaining heirs are either nonresponsive or unable to be located. Client understands that these three remaining heirs will be on title with him and his brother. A volunteer is needed to assist the client with administering the estate and transferring title into their names.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice, Client Interviewing

19-0043506

Submitted on August 6, 2019 in Divorce

Client seeks assistance obtaining a divorce. The parties married in March of 2015, and separated in May of 2018. The parties share no children, and neither party makes any claim for economic relief. Client currently has a Protection from Abuse order against opposing party (OP), which is valid until December 20, 2021. A volunteer is needed to initiate the divorce and assist client throughout the divorce proceedings.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Draft Pleadings

19-0044005

Submitted on August 15, 2019 in Landlord/Tenant

Eviction hearing scheduled for Monday, September 9, 2019, at 8:45am in Courtroom 3. Landlord is represented by Michael J. Williams, Esq. Case summary coming soon. Please “express interest” by clicking on case number if you are available for representation and would like more information right away.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Negotiation Skills

18-0042793

Submitted on June 27, 2019 in Probate

Client seeks assistance with a probate matter. Client is living in a property owned by his deceased mother, who died testate in 1996. None of mother’s intestate heirs, who were also the testate heirs, have been able to locate her will. Client’s mother had five children, only two of whom are alive. There are currently five living heirs besides client. Client has obtained renunciations from four of five heirs electing him personal representative of his mother’s estate, and the fifth heir has agreed to sign a renunciation. All agree to ultimately transfer title of the property to client. Client is homebound and very responsive. VIP can arrange for mobile notary services if needed. Client needs title in order to qualify for assistance programs that could conduct repairs and provide accessibility modifications. A volunteer is needed to help client probate his mother’s estate and to draft a deed transferring title to client’s name.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice, Client Interviewing

19-0043380

Submitted on August 7, 2019 in Probate

Client seeks assistance with a probate matter. Client is living in a property owned by her deceased great aunt. Great aunt died in 1974, and client started living in the property in 1975. Great aunt left a will devising the property to client without naming an executor. An administrator C. T. A. was hired to administer the estate close in time to the date of great aunt’s death, but he did not complete his duties as administrator and is now deceased. A volunteer is needed to help client file a Petition for Citation to Show Cause Why Petitioner [Client] Should Not Be Appointed Administrator, to help client probate her great aunt’s estate, and to draft a deed transferring title to client’s name.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice, Client Interviewing

19-0043042

Submitted on July 29, 2019 in Divorce

Divorce With Economic Relief

A survivor of domestic abuse seeks assistance with a divorce. Client/wife and opposing party(OP)/husband were married in December 2016 and separated in July 2018. Client is not interested in making any claim to OP’s assets, but she would like to obtain alimony pendente lite. Client’s primary goal is moving on with her life. She owns no assets for OP to seek.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Draft Pleadings

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