Brookings County, SD: Marine Corps servicemember seeks pro bono assistance to seek full custody of his child after concerns arose about the child's wellbeing with his mother

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

  • Location: Brookings County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (South Dakota)
  • Contact:
    Rachael Derham
  • Case Number: 22962

 A Marine Corps servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with a child custody matter. The servicemember has a 5-year-old child. He was never married to the child’s mother and there has never been a custody order entered. The servicemember is concerned about the child’s safety with the mother, as she frequently leaves him in hot, locked cars, he has been injured by playing with chemicals and hair irons while playing unsupervised, and the mother is not financially stable. The mother has filed for custody and child support, and the Marine seeks pro bono help to seek custody of his son.