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18-0042360

Submitted on January 8, 2019 in Probate

Client seeks assistance with a probate matter. The record owner of the property is the client’s mother, who died intestate in 2000. Client’s mother has four living children, including client. Client’s niece, daughter of a deceased sibling, is also an heir. Client is confident that all heirs will be willing to sign over their interests, although one sibling and the niece who both live out of state may be more difficult to reach. A volunteer is needed to help client probate the estate and transfer title to the property so client’s name will be on title.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice, Client Interviewing

19-0042860

Submitted on March 12, 2019 in Name Change

A 65-year-old client needs assistance with a name change. Client has used her father’s name her entire life but she recently found out the name on her birth certificate is her mother’s last name. All of her education, health and id records are in her father’s last name. She was notified that the state ID system is about to change and she would be unable to get a new id because her birth certificate is different from the other forms of id. Philadelphia VIP is assisting her in obtaining her current birth certificate from New York. Client will need assistance from a volunteer attorney to file a petition for a name change and to represent her throughout the process. If the name change petition is successful, she will also need help obtaining an amended birth certificate and photo ID.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Draft Pleadings

18-0042553

Submitted on February 28, 2019 in Custody

Client seeks primary physical custody of her ten-year-old daughter. The existing custody order provides OP/father primary custody at his residence in Sicklerville, NJ and requires client, who has no car, to travel from Philadelphia to pick up and drop off her daughter. The current order notes that educational opportunity is greater in Sicklerville than in Philadelphia, or in the school in Minneapolis where client proposed to relocate. However, client’s daughter was frequently truant while in father’s custody because OP does not take her to school regularly. OP, who is represented, also has a history of abusive behavior towards client and daughter. Client has had difficulty complying with the present order, and a contempt hearing is scheduled for June 24, 2019, at 9:00 am before Judge Michael Fanning. A volunteer is needed to file a petition to modify custody and defend client in the upcoming contempt hearing. The client understands that representation may be limited to the contempt hearing and modification of the current order and has agreed to sign a pro se entry of appearance when the representation is concluded.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Courtroom Experience

18-0042646

Submitted on January 8, 2019 in Divorce

Divorce Only

Client/wife seeks a divorce from OP/husband. Client and OP were married in 2010 and separated in 2014. The parties have no shared assets. Neither party has filed for divorce. Client believes that OP is amenable to divorce and unrepresented. Client seeks assistance filing for, and obtaining, a divorce. Client is Spanish-speaking; interpretation and translation services will be provided upon request.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Draft Pleadings

19-0042940

Submitted on March 12, 2019 in Wills

An 85-year-old client seeks assistance with estate planning. Client’s sole asset is her home. Client owned her home with her husband who passed away almost 40 years ago. She wishes to leave her home to her seven children but is open to other possibilities in devising property. Client will need help obtaining a deed that is in her name alone. Client may also need help with obtaining a power of attorney appointing her daughter as the agent. Client has mobility complications and cannot travel without assistance.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Drafting

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