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This Week’s Pro Bono Success Story

April 1, 2010

An Army specialist was sued for custody of her child by her ex-husband. The specialist had previously been awarded custody of the child in the parties’ divorce. The ex-husband’s petition for custody modification was based primarily on his complaint that the mother’s military service required the mother and child to move on a periodic basis. The ex-husband obtained an attorney to bring his petition, and the specialist was in fear of losing custody because she could not afford to hire an attorney to defend against the custody modification. The Military Pro Bono Project located a Maryland family law attorney to represent the specialist pro bono. The volunteer attorney was ultimately able to successfully oppose the modification and the specialist retained custody of her child.

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