Daughter's First Christmas with Disabled Dad

Dec 16, 2013, 08:07 ET from Law Offices of Jeffery Leving

CHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, December 12, 2013 an Illinois Court awarded a disabled Chicago father his first ever Christmas Holiday visitation with his sixteen-year-old daughter.  For the first time in her life, this little girl will be with her dad on Christmas. 

This single dad grew up in the inner city, and is permanently disabled and paralyzed from the waist down as the crime victim of a horrific shooting in Chicago.  Following years of hard work and rehabilitation, he has turned his life around.  However, despite making significant physical strides – he had given up hope of ever having a relationship with his daughter, but had never given up loving her.  He and his child's mother had split up years ago, and although he had always paid child support, his daughter's mother refused to let him see his own child, and thwarted his own daughter's efforts to contact him. 

Seeking to reunite with his daughter, the Chicago man decided to take action and retained Chicago family law attorneys Jeffery M. Leving and Anthony S. D'Agostino, who were determined to secure this disabled man's legal custody and visitation rights in court.

This week, the Chicago dad was victorious.  Yesterday, the Illinois Court awarded him, for the first time ever, Christmas parenting time with his daughter.

"When I saw the tears in his eyes and I felt the joy in his heart realizing that he would spend Christmas for the first time with his little girl, I knew we had accomplished something really special for this father and his daughter," noted D'Agostino. "I am proud to be part of the team at the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving where we can make dreams come true and accomplish wonderful things for fathers."

This victory is the latest in a series of heart felt wins for the Leving team, an internationally respected law firm that strives to reunite fathers with their children, especially those facing challenging and difficult circumstances.

After years of struggle and separation, one Chicago father and his daughter will finally receive the best present of all – spending Christmas together.    

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SOURCE Law Offices of Jeffery Leving