LEGAL AID IMPACT
We want to thank our many clients for sharing how Legal Aid helped them resolve their legal issues.
LEGAL AID HELPS YOUNG PARENTS NEGOTIATE A CUSTODY ARRANGEMENT
Cheyenne is a single mother of 2 children. She was served with a paternity petition by the father of her older child asking that he have full physical and legal custody, and that she have no visitation.
Worried about losing her child, Cheyenne contacted Legal Aid. Legal Aid filed a declaration explaining her side of the story to the judge, and was prepared to represent Cheyenne in court. Fortunately, Legal Aid was able to negotiate a settlement, which granted Cheyenne full physical and legal custody, and visitation for the father.
Both parents were relieved about avoiding a custody battle, and happy to achieve a mutually agreed upon settlement.
LEGAL AID HELPS MOTHER OBTAIN GUARDIANSHIP OVER DISABLED DAUGHTER
Isabel sought to establish guardianship over her daughter, who suffers from Down's Syndrome and is about to turn 18. Legal Aid prepared and filed all the necessary court documents, and advised Isabel about how to represent herself. Upon closing her case, Legal Aid provided referrals to social service agencies such as Kokua Villa, which offers day care for developmentally disabled adults.