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OKINAWA CITY, Okinawa — A free legal clinic on child-support issues will be held Monday, September 28, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Fry International Law Clinic.

“Many people on the island know they have a problem concerning child support, but they don’t know what they need to do,” said Vera Fry, an associate professor at the University of the Ryukyus School of Law and a specialist in foreign law. “What we’ll be doing is screening the people seeking advice on gaining child support,” she said. “In half the cases all they probably need to do is fill out some forms with the help of someone who knows English and contact the child support agency in whatever state the non-custodial parent lives.”

Other cases may be more complicated, she said. But free legal advice will be offered for all who attend. Participants are asked to bring all documents related to their children and the non-custodial parent. Interviews with a counselor will be available in English, Japanese or Tagalog. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be accepted. However, parents are encouraged to make arrangements for child care. To make an appointment, call 989-1012 or sign up


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