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Harrison County, MS: Sailor seeks pro bono assistance to seek initial custody order for children so they can join her in upcoming deployment overseas

Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Location: Harrison County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (Mississippi)
  • Contact:
  • Case Number: 22851

A Navy servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with a child custody matter. The sailor has four children who have resided with her primarily for the past several years. The sailor was not married to their father, and he lives in another state and rarely sees the children. He also has a history of domestic violence against the sailor and at least one of the young children. The sailor is being transferred to another duty station at the end of the year, and the children’s father refuses to sign their passport application. This could affect her career with the military and possible cause her to leave the military altogether. She would like help to seek primary custody over her children.