Volunteer attorney helps Airman obtain guardianship over little brother
After an Air Force servicemember’s mother passed away, he needed pro bono help to be appointed as his little brother’s guardian. Despite the tragic situation, the servicemember was confident that he could provide his little brother with stable housing, physical and emotional well-being, and needed medical care. The child’s biological father is still alive, but he abandoned the child years ago. After discussing the situation with a military legal assistance attorney, the servicemember was referred to the ABA Military Pro Bon Project, which located a volunteer attorney to help. The civilian attorney promptly helped the servicemember successfully receive guardianship over his little brother.