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Smith County, TN: Marine seeks pro bono assistance to obtain custody of his child

Monday, August 06, 2018

  • Location: Smith County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (Tennessee)
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  • Case Number: 21971

A Marine stationed in another state seeks pro bono assistance to obtain custody of his child. For the child’s safety, the Department of Children’s Services removed the child from the mother’s home. Because the Marine was in military training, he could not take the child at that time, so temporary custody was given to a relative, and then custody was later returned to the mother. The Marine has completed his training and received orders to his permanent duty station, so he can and desires to obtain custody to provide his child a safe home.

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