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I’m getting a divorce and just got served papers. On one of them it says that he has a need and I have the ability to fulfill the needs but that was not our agreement. It’s a simple divorce so I didn’t hire a lawyer but he did.

Asked on August 21, 2017 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

It would be advicable try to find legal representation. Contact Legal Aid to see if you qualify for representation; if not see if they can recommend another group/organization. Additionally, you can check to see if there is a law school nearby to where your residence since they run free/low cost clinics that handle divorce cases. Finally, you can contact the local bar association in your city/county as many have lists of attorneys who will take these cases "pro bono" (for free) or for reduced fees.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

It would be advicable try to find legal representation. Contact Legal Aid to see if you qualify for representation; if not see if they can recommend another group/organization. Additionally, you can check to see if there is a law school nearby to where your residence since they run free/low cost clinics that handle divorce cases. Finally, you can contact the local bar association in your city/county as many have lists of attorneys who will take these cases "pro bono" (for free) or for reduced fees.


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