That’s Pretty Foxy!

Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law client Linda* has much praise to offer the Los Angeles office of Fox Rothschild LLP. Firm attorney Michelle McCarthy rescued her from the streets. Living in homeless shelters and month-to-month hotel rooms, Linda was penniless after leaving her husband of 13 years.  Though entitled to some of his pension, she received none when she handled her divorce on her own without help. Desperate, Linda was referred to the Harriett Buhai Center because it is the only family legal aid program in Los Angeles that regularly accepts pension cases like hers.

Although her volunteer commitment was completed when she prepared the “Qualified Domestic Relations Order “ (QDRO) for Linda, firm lawyer Michelle McCarthy took her public service pledge to another level by offering to represent Linda in court. Successful in obtaining the court order to divide the pension, Michelle is saluted by the Center for her work providing the Center’s client with a new start and an end to her homelessness.

*Name has been changed to protect our client.