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Volunteer Attorney Helps Marine with Sibling Custody Case

March 4, 2014

A Marine needed help with an uncontested custody matter involving her siblings. The young Marine’s parents found themselves in a very difficult financial situation, and the Marine was voluntarily appointed as the sole managing conservator of her siblings while their parents reestablished financial stability. After caring for her siblings for a couple of years, their parents regained financial footing and were ready to provide stable housing for their children. The Marine could not afford an attorney and she was uncertain about how to handle this transition pro se. She visited a military legal assistance attorney, who referred this case to the Military Pro Bono Project. The Project located a volunteer attorney who successfully helped the Marine obtain a court order to return custody to their parents.

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