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San Bernardino County, CA: Victim of DV spouse of servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with divorce and custody case

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • Location: San Bernardino County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (California).
  • Contact:
    Rachael Derham
  • Case Number: 22877

The spouse of an Army servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with a divorce due to domestic violence. The spouse was living abroad with her husband, where she experienced both physical, sexual, and emotional abuse from him. She returned to the U.S. with their child, who has since developed a physical twitch in response to abuse that he experienced from his father. She lived with her husband’s family in the state, where the controlling and emotional abuse continued until she recently escaped to another state to be with a friend. She received a temporary restraining order from her husband. Her husband has filed for divorce in California, and she seeks pro bono assistance with the divorce and child custody.