Client regains control of career plans and family’s safety
Tammy, the teen parent of a one-year-old boy, sought custody of her son from a physically and emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend. The boyfriend had filed a restraining order against Tammy and asked for sole custody of their son to try to control her through litigation. During the time he was “protected” by the restraining order, he and his new girlfriend constantly followed and harassed Tammy. LACLJ’s Teen/LA Attorney represented Tammy in court, presenting evidence of the boyfriend's harassing messages and drug use. The boyfriend's request for a restraining order against Tammy was denied, which allowed her to resume her enrollment in LAPD Academy. She was also granted sole custody of her son, allowing Tammy and her son to move on to a safer, more stable life.