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Sat Aug 27, 2022, 05:33 AM

A good day in court yesterday

I represented a client pro bono (free). His wife kidnapped his three children and concealed them from him for almost nine months.

She sued for emergent temporary custody, claiming falsely domestic violence and alcohol abuse on his part. And got a protective order against him.

Yesterday we went to court. Armed with a police report from June. His wife was arrested for being heavily intoxicated in a public park while their children played. Endangerment of the welfare of a child.

Let's say, the wife was more agreeable to dropping the application for emergent temporary full custody, barring my client from his kids for at least two years. And dropping the protective order.

And my client got immediate access to his three minor children after court.

There's a realistic joint custody order in place.

While we can't give him back the almost nine months without his children, my client got justice yesterday.

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no_hypocrisy Aug 2022 OP
Tetrachloride Aug 2022 #1
Haggard Celine Aug 2022 #2
multigraincracker Aug 2022 #3
The Jungle 1 Aug 2022 #4
perfessor Aug 2022 #5
jaxexpat Aug 2022 #6
iluvtennis Aug 2022 #7
NJCher Aug 2022 #8
Martin68 Aug 2022 #9
Karadeniz Aug 2022 #10
NoMoreRepugs Aug 2022 #11

Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2022, 05:41 AM

1. Big congratulations.

I had a person in my apartment building with a similar situation (but not as dramatic as your clientís.). My neighbor was quietly but firmly proud of himself. He had been on the wrong side of the law but got back to pretty good.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2022, 05:45 AM

2. Lawyers have a bad reputation, but there are a lot

of good ones out there. Thank you for doing that. When you do a good deed like that, you aren't just helping those particular people, you're helping all of us.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2022, 06:14 AM

3. Good work.

My heart goes out to all Family Law Attorneys. Donít think I could do that job day in and day out.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2022, 07:04 AM

4. It should not take nine months and she should be punished.

The nine months is not the lawyers fault.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2022, 07:29 AM

5. Thank you for the work you do in the community.

I can't help but think that when you say "There's a realistic joint custody order in place," that's a bit optimistic. I hope it works for them.

Cheers!

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2022, 07:44 AM

6. What would the man have gotten if he'd kept his children for 9 months?

Would it have been more? Has the court's base assumption really changed that much in 40 years?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2022, 07:45 AM

7. Nice! n/t

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2022, 08:09 AM

8. Good for you

Sometimes the system sorta works.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2022, 08:13 AM

9. Well done!

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2022, 08:22 AM

10. Yay !!!! Glad you were there to help !!!

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2022, 08:28 AM

11. Righteous. System works sometimes.

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