Maricopa County, AZ: Air Reservist seeks pro bono help with divorce involving domestic violence

Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Location: Maricopa County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (Arizona)
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  • Case Number: 22718

An Air Force Reservist seeks pro bono help with a divorce involving child custody. The servicemember recently filed for divorce against her husband, but the couple then decided to try to reconcile and a default judgment was entered. The couple was not able to reconcile their differences, and the husband hired counsel who has threatened to overturn the default judgment and remove a protective order currently in place and necessary to protect the servicemember and her child, as the husband has a history of domestic violence and addiction issues. Since hiring his attorney, husband's stance has become more aggressive and demanding, and his attorney has allegedly harassed the servicemember. The husband has also begun to drain their shared financial accounts.