Client seeks representation for a custody matter. The opposing party (OP) has filed a Petition for Custody even though he was arrested and incarcerated for domestic violence against Client. CPS removed the children (ages 1 and 3) in 2018. After Client met all of her goals with DFS, the children were reunited with her and the Dependency case was closed. However, when she requested child support, OP filed for custody. He has limited supervised visits at present, is not involved in child rearing and does not provide support. Client merely seeks to protect both herself and her young children from him.
Case Number: 2020-00801
Case Number: 2021-004797
Client seeks representation on a custody case involving DV. The father (Opposing Party, “OP”) has several arrests, including for domestic violence against Client. Client is terrified of him and states he has threatened her several times, including that he would kill her if she showed up in court for a DV incident. When she didn’t appear, the charges were dropped by the DA. OP is represented by counsel, but client is not. OP’s counsel accused client in open court of sending fake text messages of the threats and OP denies making them. There is an ongoing CPS investigation against OP as well. Client needs counsel to help her present her evidence at an upcoming evidentiary hearing. She just wants to keep her 2 and 5 year old boys safe and wants OP’s threats and violence toward her to stop.