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Norfolk, VA: Sailor and his wife seeks pro bono assistance to seek guardianship over his 5 nieces and nephews after their mother's death

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

  • Location: Norfolk
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (Virginia)
  • Contact:
    Rachael Derham
  • Case Number: 22998

A Navy servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with a guardianship matter. The sailor and his wife’s 5 nieces and nephews have lived with them for the last two years after their mother passed and named the sailor and his wife as the children’s guardians in her will. However, the will was not opened by the probate court in the county where the children and their mother lived due to the costs associated with doing so. The sailor will PCS to a new state soon, and he and his wife seek to make the guardianship official so that the family can join the sailor at his new duty station next year.