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Volunteer Attorney Helps Marine Regain Custody of her Child

May 23, 2014

When a Marine was a teenager and a ward of the state, she became pregnant and gave birth to a child. She signed over physical custody of her child to her foster mother. After high school, she joined the Marine Corps—through which she established a stable career and housing—so she then had the means to care for her child. Both the Marine and the foster mother agreed to transfer custody. However, the Marine was stationed in another state, and they were unsure about how to proceed in court. The ABA Military Pro Bono Project located a volunteer attorney who was able to quickly help obtain the proper order to transfer custody to the Marine.

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