Adriana L. was going through a divorce in the Norfolk County Probate and Family Court. Adriana was married to her husband for only a short time. They had one young child together. Adriana’s divorce was particularly difficult because she was born oversees and had no family present to support her during the divorce. By contrast, her husband had family members accompany him to every court hearing.
A temporary order permitted Adriana to travel oversees with their child to visit her family. Adriana left and never returned to the United States. Attorney Salinas defended Adriana in civil contempt proceedings.
Despite an obvious violation of court orders, a very favorable settlement was negotiated for Adriana. She was permitted to reside permanently oversees with their child.