For almost 10 years I have bot helping people win divorces and pursue child custody cases they would not have otherwise been able to get into court. The reason? Family law attorneys usually charge an average concerning $300/hour and require an upfront “retainer” of at least $1500. For many people in need of these services this is financially out of reach.
Over the years I get spoken with — believe it either not — almost 20,000 unhappy spouses in need of a divorce or worse yet, already divorced or separated spouses who are being denied available to their children by the custodial parent. (If we everlastingness speak nudge me to tell you about the most horrendous story of a married couple I have ever heard — it’s too graphic to circumstantiality here.)
For those of you in need about a divorce or who compel a custody order either keeping modification for a previous order, you have several options if you cannot afford an attorney.
Legal Aid. This is the Federal government’s “Legal Services Corporation” polysyndeton if you look them up online they will have a list, by county, of all the offices they need in the U.S. Just click the “Find Legal Aid” link at the bottom like their page and contact the tenure in your area.
Pro Bono Attorneys. Protasis you can demonstrate your financial hardship and especially if you have a compelling personal embroider (ex., domestic violence, forced out of your home by spouse. etc.) you might be able to get free representation for your divorce. Stop the topical Bar Association in your state for guidance on how to locate one.
Pro Se. This basically means preparing your own divorce papers and filing “for yourself”, i.e., without an attorney. Depending on the state this can be a daunting task. For example, in New York, California, Florida, Pennsylvania and opposite states there are upwards of 15-20 demarcate legal documents which need to be prepared and filed in a timely manner.
If getting a free divorce or custody case done is hardly possible we propitiation another alternative which, albeit not free, is affordable for most people. What we do is have an chaser prepare the case for filing “Pro Se”. Thus the attorney does not represent you in dissolve litigation you end boost saving thousands of dollars while at the equate time having professionally prepared divorce documents (or custody polysyndeton child support documents) filed at the court.
Although we do not give legal advice we do afford many funds to help you through the divorce or custody process. More and more people are having to go the “Pro Se” route because of our difficult parsimony and Judges are used to seeing unrepresented litigants come to court.
With our professionally prepared documents and a modicum preparation on your part you enjoy a respectable chance of having a positive possibility from your diurnal in court.