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Client (mother) needs assistance establishing custody of her 2 year old child. The parties were never married. Client filed for custody on 3/25/13. Father is abusive with a long history of domestic violence and is an unregistered sex offender. The client is looking for sole physical and legal custody with no visitation. Father is looking for joint physical and legal custody. The client has been receiving $260/month in child support from the Protective Order, but is looking to establish a definite amount. To assist MVLS client, Case No. 13-0095158, contact Bridget Jennings at 443-41-4079 or Bridget@mvlslaw.org.
Senior client is being sued for $1,341.00 plus interest of 50%, and attorney’s fees of $201.12. Client has limited income ($703/monthly in SSI) and can only pay $50/month. She is willing to work out and settle the case but would like to have the attorney’s fees associated with the case voided. Court Hearing is scheduled for June 21, 2013 at 1:15pm. To assist MVLS client, Case No. 13-0095161, contact Tara Miles at 443-41-4070 or Tara@mvlslaw.org.
Landlord/Tenant –Security Deposit
Client is seeking the return of her security deposit in amount of $850. Client moved out of the property in November 2011. Client and landlord did a walk-through. Client states that there wasn’t any damage to the residence only normal carpet wear and tear. She last communicated with the landlord approximately 4 months ago. When asking about the security deposit, landlord stated that he would see her in court. To assist MVLS client, Case No. 13-0095616, contact Tara Miles at 443-41-4070 or Tara@mvlslaw.org.
Client is looking for assistance with an EITC (earned income tax credit) claim from 2011 and 2012. As per the client’s divorce decree, she has sole custody of their minor children yet ex-husband tried to simultaneously claim them on his tax filings. Client gave her sister, whom she was living with and was caring for the children financially, permission to file those years. The client is looking for some assistance with navigating the situation and making sure that the children’s father does not try to claim them again. To assist MVLS client, Case No. 13-0094942, contact Lucy Gillespie at 443-41-4072 or Lucy@mvlslaw.org.
Client wishes to have a simple Will prepared to make sure that if anything were to happen to her that her daughter, age 7, goes to live with her (child’s) godmother. Client also has belongings (most furniture) that she wishes for her daughter to have. Client wants to make sure that things are in order in case anything happens to her. To assist MVLS client, Case No. 13-0095434, contact Tara Miles at 443-41-4070 or Tara@mvlslaw.org.
Client’s prior divorce case was quashed because information husband put in complaint was wrong. Parties have recently separated; they were still living together up until last month. Client is surviving on food stamps. There are 3 children from the marriage who live with the client in the marital home, which is in foreclosure. She wants to file for divorce, seeks custody of the children, and wants to get child support established. To assist MVLS client, Case No. 13-0095699, contact Bridget Jennings at 443-41-4079 or Bridget@mvlslaw.org.
Husband filed for divorce against client but she hasn’t been served. There is history of domestic violence. Husband moved out of the apartment and turned off client’s telephone. She has little money to provide for her and their children as she is on food stamps, works a part time job (13k a year), and attending nursing school. Husband took client off the bank account and he makes about $22k/yearly and has 2 vehicles. Client has a protective order against one of his two children he took with him. To assist MVLS client, Case No. 13-0095742, contact Jessica Rich at 443-41-4069 or Jessica@mvlslaw.org.
St. Mary’s County
Client (husband) needs assistance with a divorce in St. Mary’s County. Parties were married in 1990 and have been separated since the end of November 2012. The client was served with a limited divorce complaint on 3/14/13. Client received assistance from Legal Aid to answer the complaint. There is one home from the marriage and 2 minor children, ages 17 and 15, who currently reside with the client. Client would like to have primary custody with the wife getting the children every other weekend. Both parties are in agreement regarding custody. Client has filed for child support but is not looking for alimony or a pension. There is a Scheduling Conference 5/16/13 at 9:30am, but the wife’s attorney and the client have filed for a postponement. To assist MVLS client, Case No. 13-0095230, contact Bridget Jennings at 443-41-4079 or Bridget@mvlslaw.org.
Parties were married in October 2001 and have been separated 1 year. The client is looking to file absolute divorce. There is one child involved in the case. Client is seeking full custody with liberal visitation for the father (this is apparently uncontested). There are some property issues including a property in which husband resides that the client is looking just to be bought out from. She is not seeking alimony or pension. However, there is a child support order for which the husband is in arrears. The client has a protective order against the Husband that expires on July 13, 2013. To assist MVLS client, Case No. 13-0095160, contact Lucy Gillespie at 443-41-4072 or Lucy@mvlslaw.org.