Peggy knows about hard work and perseverance. The 28-year-old mother of two wanted out of her violent marriage. She sought help from the Legal Aid Society, which secured an order of protection and divorce from her abusive husband, and won her custody of the children. After the divorce, her husband “dropped out of the picture,” and never paid child support.
Peggy, determined to move forward, returned to school, earned her degree from Northeastern University and eventually remarried. Thanks to recent Legal Aid Society efforts, Peggy has been awarded more than $150K for years of unpaid support, health insurance, medical costs, and college expenses for her children. “Metropolitan Family Services advocates for you. They protected me, fought for me when no one else would. What else would I have done?”