Lake County, IL: Sailor seeks pro bono help with a custody matter after child developed behavioral issues

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

  • Location: Lake County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (Illinois)
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  • Case Number: 22649

A Navy servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with a custody issue. The Sailor was previously granted primary custody in the divorce, but the mother insists that the child be returned to her in the coming months. The mother has diagnosed mental health issues, and the Sailor and the child’s Illinois school recently noticed severe emotional and behavioral issues in the child, requiring counseling, and the Sailor is concerned that the child was mistreated or abused while in the mother’s care based on these behaviors in the child. He seeks pro bono help to seek sole custody.