AJ Stories: How Seeking Justice Provides Hope for Clients
Sonia* was struggling with the father of her children not abiding by their parenting agreement: he would not sign for the kids’ passports, he would not care for them at the times he had agreed to, he still demanded half the children’s monetary benefits, and he was behind on child support payments. She came to a center for advice.
It was clear she loved her kids but was struggling with the stress of caring for them full time without financial support or childcare support. Our volunteer attorney listened to her story, reviewed her documents, and told her she would follow up with the proper petition and legal aid referral.
When the client was asked after what she found most helpful, she said, “Everything. They were all so helpful. The attorney was great and the rest of the team.” Sonia felt equipped for her legal need and a greater sense of God’s love and hope in her situation.
*Name has been changed.