Los Angeles County, CA: Navy family seeks pro bono assistance to seek guardianship over spouse's sibling due to abuse by the child's parents

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

  • Location: Los Angeles County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (California)
  • Contact:
    Rachael Derham
  • Case Number: 22865

A Navy servicemember and his spouse seeks pro bono assistance with a child custody/guardianship matter. The sailor’s wife has a sister who has been sexually abused by her mother’s husband. The child received a temporary restraining order to protect her from her mother and her mother’s husband and has been staying with the sailor’s family and with siblings. The child does not have a relationship with her father, who has also been abusive to her in the past. The military family seeks help to seek custody over the child for her safety, which is expected to be contested.