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This Week’s Military Pro Bono Project Success Story

April 18, 2011

An Army soldier had been divorced from his ex-wife for several years, but the divorce papers did not establish child custody and visitation arrangements for their two children.  When the soldier joined the Army, he informally agreed to allow his two children to live with his ex-wife, and initially he was able to frequently visit his children.  However, as time passed, visitation became infrequent, because his ex-wife often moved and changed her phone numbers and email addresses.  Then, his ex-wife joined the military and assigned guardianship of their two children to her new husband.  The soldier was concerned about this situation, as there was evidence that this living condition with the stepfather was less than ideal for the children.  The Military Pro Bono Project found a volunteer attorney who was able to help the soldier receive permanent custody of his two children.

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