Rebecca Miller

  • Hosted by Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center
  • Service location Los Angeles, California
  • Law school Pepperdine University Rick J. Caruso School of Law
  • Issue area Family Law
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Our project is designed to assist veterans who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless with child support and other family law issues, as well as driver’s license reinstatement issues due to unpaid child support. Child support issues are one of the top three issues facing homeless veterans. The legal services provided will range from advice and counsel, to paperwork preparation, to representation in court. Pro bono attorneys will be trained to handle cases as well, in order to increase the number of veterans who can be served.

Child support is one of the top three issues facing homeless veterans. It can be a barrier to employment and result in suspended driver’s licenses. By modifying child support orders and reducing past-due child support to reflect the veteran’s current economic situation, the goal is to have veterans begin to make child support payments and reconnect them with their families.

Throughout law school, my internships focused on family law issues for low-income families. This experience will translate into a veteran-focused project. I am passionate about helping the underserved and those in need.

My goals are to modify child support orders for veterans and reduce the amount of arrears owed by the veteran. Ultimately, my goal is to reunite veterans with their children and see that the children are provided for.

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