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With a Volunteer Attorney’s Help, Marine Appointed as Sister’s Guardian

September 6, 2013

A Marine wanted to be appointed as his teenaged sister’s guardian, so he could provide her with a stable family environment and better education. His sister’s biological father was incarcerated, and the mother previously lost her parental rights. After their parental rights were extinguished, the Marine’s grandparents had custody of his sister. However, they ultimately abandoned custody to the state, which placed her in foster care. The servicemember spoke to a military legal assistance attorney who referred his case to the ABA Military Pro Bono Project. The Project located a volunteer attorney who helped the servicemember get appointed as his sister’s guardian.

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