Butler County, MO: Marine seeks pro bono help to modify custody after mother given sole custody while he was in boot camp

Monday, May 11, 2020

  • Location: Butler County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (Missouri)
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  • Case Number: 22672

A Marine servicemember seeks pro bono help with a child custody matter. The servicemember was informed by the mother of his child that she was pregnant a few weeks after they separated. He took a DNA test and established paternity that was submitted to the court. While in boot camp, his ex was granted sole custody of the child. The Marine has concerns about the mother having sole custody, as she has a history of anger management problems and drug use, and has previously been hospitalized in a mental institution. The Marine seeks pro bono help to modify custody to give him some custody rights.