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Suffolk County, NY: Coast Guard servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with a child custody matter

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

  • Location: Suffolk County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (New York)
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  • Case Number: 22321

A Coast Guard servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with a child custody matter. There is no current custody order in place for the infant child, but the biological mother recently filed for child support and custody. The servicemember is seeking joint custody, with substantial visitation; however, at some point, the servicemember would like to discuss the possibility of having primary physical custody of his child. He was hesitant to initially request primary physical custody because he is in the military. The biological mother is represented by counsel, and the servicemember is uncomfortable with the settlement agreement counsel proposed.

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