Pro Bono Client Wins Custody and Child Support
September 26, 2007
Cleary Gottlieb represented pro bono family law client D.S. in New York Supreme Court and New York Family Court, winning a full Petition for Child Support, a Final Judgment of Divorce, a Declaration of Paternity and a full custody award for the client. A final stipulation and settlement order concerning visitation was entered into on September 26.
Cleary Gottlieb took on the case after Ms. S.’s former husband filed divorce papers that omitted one of the couple’s two marital children. Cleary Gottlieb successfully obtained an amendment to the divorce to include both marital children and a final order of support – including additional child-care expenses and retroactive benefits – based on the correct divorce decree. Cleary Gottlieb also negotiated a final settlement regarding visitation.