How canI get divorced whenI don’t have the money for a lawyer?

My husband no longer lives in this country.

Asked on March 5, 2012 under Family Law, New York


Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

In most states you do not necessarily need an attorney for a divorce although it is highly recommended that you utilize an  attorney to maximize all of your legal options in a divorce. If you cannot afford one, speak with a local legal aid clinic in your area who may assist you with your divorce for little to no cost. Also, many attorney's provide divorce services on a payment plan basis at affordable rates. 

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