A Father’s Journey

When Robert first arrived at Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center in spring of 2014, he was distraught over not having seen his two-year old son Damion in over eight months. At that time, Damion’s mother was ignoring all of his efforts to make contact, and Robert was unsure if he would ever see his son again. Robert felt lost and alone in a seemingly endless loop of confusing court procedures, packets of paperwork and hearings. Levitt & Quinn helped Robert to navigate the legal labyrinth that he faced, and succeeded in arranging visits with Damion that year. Throughout 2015 and 2016, Robert came back to Levitt & Quinn multiple times, fiercely determined to expand his role in his son’s life. By drafting the necessary paperwork and standing with him in court multiple times, Levitt & Quinn supported Robert’s endeavor to grow his relationship with his young son. Through a combination of his perseverance and the professional support of the Levitt & Quinn legal team, Robert now has court orders in place that give Damion equal time with both his parents.
This success story happened because of the critical legal support that Robert received from the family law professionals at Levitt & Quinn. For many fathers like Robert, who lives on $1,200 a month, this access to justice is not possible. Nearly 80% of all family law cases in Los Angeles County have at least one party without a lawyer. Those without counsel struggle to understand what is expected of them, and are often unprepared or unable to give the court the critical information it needs to make decisions in a child’s best interest . Without support, the Roberts of our community continue to slip through the wide cracks in our justice system, and our children suffer.
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