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Pro Bono Attorney Assisted Air Force Member Deployed In Italy Obtain Guardianship Over Minor

July 6, 2015

An Air Force servicemember sought temporary guardianship of her 16 year-old niece who had been abandoned by her parents.  The matter presented some unusual procedural hurdles since the servicemember had been located in Italy and her niece had been located in Georgia. The ABA Military Pro Bono Project connected the servicemember with a pro bono attorney who assisted the servicemember by filing letters of guardianship with a Georgia probate court.  As a result, the servicemember was able to gain custody of her niece who was thereby allowed to relocate to Italy so she could live together with her aunt in a stable home.

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