A father, who was represented by a different attorney during the trial when he lost custody of his child, turned to the Larkin Hoffman Family Law team for representation on a custody appeal. The court had awarded custody of the client’s preschooler to the mother, even though she was unemployed, had moved five hours away to an isolated town and was completely estranged from the parties’ two oldest children based on allegations of physical and chemical abuse. The Larkin Hoffman team brought post-trial motions for custody modification and appealed. The court of appeals reversed the district court’s findings that the mother was in good health and remanded the case for further custody proceedings. Following the decision, the client obtained temporary custody pending a final custody determination.