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					For Immediate Release


  Leving Legal Team Coordinates Litigation in 2
           States and Recovers Child

CHICAGO, March 2 – Leading Chicago litigators Andrey Filipowicz and Masah
SamForay of the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., successfully reunited an
Illinois father with his five year old daughter this week with cases pending in both
Illinois and Arizona.


Attorney SamForay appeared in the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois
and obtained an injunction from Judge Jeanne R. Cleveland-Bernstein prohibiting the
child’s mother from removing the child from Illinois. Illinois court documents allege
that despite the court’s order, the child’s mother took the child to Tucson, Arizona.
It is further alleged in court documents that one of the mother’s other children was
removed from her care due to allegations of abuse and neglect.


When Cook County Judge Moira Johnson ordered the mother to appear before the
court with the child on February 23rd – the mother failed to appear. Subsequently,
Cook County Judge Michelle Lowrance issued an order for the immediate turnover of
the child to the Illinois father and ordered all local, state, and federal law
enforcement authorities to assist in the turnover.


Fathers’ Rights Attorney Jeffery M. Leving (http://dadsrights.com) then coordinated
emergency efforts in both Chicago and Tucson, with Arizona counsel, to secure the
safe return of the child to the Illinois father. In bringing the case close to conclusion,
Judge Wayne E. Yehling of the Superior Court of Pima County, Arizona, found that
the child was “likely to suffer serious physical harm” if she was not returned to her
father and directed the Tucson Police Department to take immediate physical
custody of the child and return her to her father. With both Illinois and Arizona court
orders in hand, Tucson police officers, who had been given authority to make a
forcible entry on private property if necessary, arrived on the scene and secured the
return of the child.


The swift and safe return of the child to her father’s care is the result of persistent,
decisive and deliberate efforts at both the local and long distance levels and the
father never giving up hope. After a successful recovery and joyful reunion, the
Illinois father is on his way back to Chicago with his daughter.


For more information please contact Jennifer Whiteside at 312-296-3666.
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Description: Leading Chicago litigators Andrey Filipowicz and Masah SamForay of the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., successfully reunited an Illinois father with his five year old daughter this week with cases pending in both Illinois and Arizona.