Lydia’s* ex-partner filed for bankruptcy and the Trustee was distributing the remaining funds. Lydia cares for a disabled child from the relationship. She had never made any property claims against her ex-partner although they separated some years ago. She wanted to claim the remaining funds to cover costs associated with medical treatment and care for their daughter.
A pro bono lawyer provided urgent assistance before the Trustee distributed the funds. As a result, Lydia obtained 50% of the funds rather than the 30% originally offered by the Trustee.
Lydia had previously been frustrated and anxious about her matter, but she had a positive experience and was able to better understand her legal matters and legal options.
*Name has been changed to preserve confidentiality