90 Day Fiance star Jihoon Lee has just taken the first major step in the fight for his rights as a father. The South Korean reality star officially began the process of his custody battle against Deavan Clegg.
Shortly after launching a GoFundMe campaign, Jihoon Lee and his team are moving forward with the case. It seems that the father of one of them is serious about taking his ex-wife to court and he is very optimistic about it.
Jihoon wasted no time and immediately went to work with his legal team in America. Despite being thousands of miles away, the 90 Day Fiance celeb managed to start his custody battle against Deavan Clegg. With the help of his GoFundMe organizer, Amanda Grayce Crosby, Jihoon Lee officially got a lawyer to help with his legal battle. Joseph C. Alamilla, 44, is a Utah-based attorney who has 17 years of experience under his belt.
He has worked with a variety of cases, including those involving criminal and family law. During an interview on Auntie Advice’s YouTube channel, Alamilla said he was intrigued by Jihoon’s international case.
As a father himself, Alamilla recognized the importance of Jihoon Lee’s role in Taeyang’s life. Alamilla added that the 90 Day Fiance alum “deserves a chance to fight” just like everyone else.
90 Day Fiance: Jihoon Lee’s Attorney Shares Updates About The Case
Family law attorney Joseph Alamilla continues to share the latest progress in the legal battle between 90 Day Fiance’s Jihoon Lee and Deavan Clegg. According to him, the case is still in its infancy and there is still a long way to go.
He said Deavan Clegg has already filed a petition against Jihoon. The TLC star has 30 days to respond to his ex-wife’s claims, which should be filed this week. Alamilla pointed out that if his client missed the deadline, Deavan Clegg’s party may move for default.
If that happens, Jihoon Lee of the 90 Day Fiance would lose ““lose access” and “final say” to Taeyang. Fortunately, Jihoon’s legal team managed to file a counterclaim against Deavan Clegg before the deadline. “She put her initial paperwork together, we filed a response, so now, we dance,” said Joseph Alamilla. So far, Deavan Clegg is not aware of Jihoon’s filing, but her lawyers will be notified immediately.
As for the next step, Jihoon Lee’s lawyer said they are moving to the “discovery” phase of the case. This is where both sides will submit requests for information that can be used during the trial.