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With Pro Bono Help, Sailor and His Wife Appointed as Their Disabled Adult Child’s Guardians

December 5, 2017

A Navy servicemember and his wife have a disabled daughter. When their daughter was 17 years old and just weeks before becoming a legal adult, they visited a military legal assistance office to discuss their concern that their daughter would be unable to care for herself as an adult. Recognizing that they needed to establish guardianship but would struggle to afford hiring an attorney, a JAG at the legal assistance office referred this military family to the ABA Military Pro Bono Project.

The program connected this military family with an attorney who offered pro bono representation. This attorney successfully helped this servicemember and his wife get appointed as their daughter’s guardian advocates through a court order. With this, this servicemember and his wife could continue to provide needed care and medical attention to their adult daughter.


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