Cattaraugus County, NY: Sailor seeks pro bono assistance with divorce involving child custody after wife absconded with children and hired attorney

Friday, February 05, 2021

  • Location: Cattaraugus County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (New York)
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  • Case Number: 22841

A Navy servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with a divorce that will involve child custody. The sailor’s spouse absconded with their children to the state without the sailor’s consent and is currently living with her boyfriend, and the children spend the week with their relatives and see their mother on the weekends. The sailor has been unable to see his children recently due to COVID-19 movement restrictions. The spouse has hired an attorney and is seeking child support and custody of the children. The sailor seeks pro bono help to file for divorce and seek custody over the children.