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Parents of Sailor Obtain Guardianship of Disabled Child with Help of Volunteer Attorney

April 20, 2020

A Navy servicemember has a disabled son. When his son turned 18, the Sailor and his wife realized they needed to seek guardianship over him in order to continue to make decisions for the son and provide him with military medical care, as he did not have the capacity to execute a power of attorney. The Sailor and his wife would have struggled to afford an attorney, and they visited a legal assistance attorney for help.

The Sailor’s case was referred to the ABA Military Pro Bono Project, which placed the case with a volunteer attorney. The volunteer attorney successfully helped the Sailor and his wife get a court order appointing them as their son’s guardians. With this, the Sailor and his wife can continue to provide needed care and medical attention to their adult son.

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