Entries by standupforgus

Father and Child Reunited

Levitt & Quinn’s Stand Up for Gus Project made a strong start with its very first case on behalf of a parent seeking the return of his young child. The project was funded by the Stand Up for Gus Foundation which provides free legal services to parents seeking greater involvement in their children’s lives. In […]

Frank Makes it Home

Levitt & Quinn client Frank* is a veteran of the United States Army. Frank has four adult children born before and during his military service. Frank divorced shortly before he was discharged. Initially, he regularly made child support payments. When he had steady work, Frank continued to make payments and be involved in his children’s […]

Mother and Daughter Find Safe Haven

In early August, Magdalena* came to Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center in search of a safe haven. She had fled her home with her young daughter in June after her husband violently attacked and almost suffocated her. Magdalena sought refuge in a shelter for domestic violence victims but was forced to flee to a […]

Missing Child Returned Safely to Father

Peter* shared custody of his seven year old daughter Maisy* with her mother. Peter was terrified when he arrived at school to pick her up one Wednesday and she was not there. Maisy was nowhere to be found and Peter had no idea where she was or if she was safe. When her mother did […]

Hope Creates a Family

In 2002, Hope* received a call from her cousin in Mexico, asking her to care for two small children, who were in the U.S., until her cousin could join them. The children were only one and three at the time and Hope, seeing no other options for the children, agreed.  However, Hope’s cousin never returned. […]