Grayson County, TX: Sailor seeks pro bono help with divorce case involving custody and possibly a jurisdictional issue

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

  • Location: Grayson County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (Texas)
  • Contact:
  • Case Number: 22748

A Navy servicemember stationed in another state seeks pro bono assistance with a divorce that will include child custody. The sailor’s spouse filed for divorce against him in November 2019, but he did not become aware of the proceedings until recently. In the meantime, he filed for divorce in his home state of Florida. He seeks pro bono help to resolve the current proceedings in Texas and finalize his divorce, and he would like to seek primary custody of his child. As both the Texas and Florida cases remain open, there may be some question as to proper jurisdiction.