With help from a volunteer attorney, a military member regained custody of her child
While attending Boot Camp, a Navy servicemember lost custody of her two children after a court order was issued in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The order, which gave custody of her children to their father, was granted at a hearing the servicemember was unable to attend because of her duties. With the child’s father planning to move the children out of state, the servicemember spoke to a military legal assistance attorney who referred her case to the ABA Military Pro Bono Project. The Project located a volunteer attorney who was able to help return custody to the servicemember and establish a favorable child custody and visitation agreement between the servicemember and the father.