Jefferson County, MO: Soldier stationed overseas seeks pro bono assistance in child custody case and to purge contempt order

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • Location: Jefferson County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project
  • Contact:
    Rachael Derham
  • Case Number: 22912

An Army servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with a child custody case. The soldier is currently stationed overseas and her children live with her full time. Her ex-spouse is seeking custody of the children, and the court has erroneously ordered that the soldier return the children to the U.S. and has also held her in contempt of court for not doing so, despite COVID travel restrictions from the military that have prevented her from traveling to the US. The soldier seeks pro bono assistance in the custody case and to purge the contempt order.