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grumpyduck

(6,333 posts)
Wed Jan 17, 2024, 02:43 PM Jan 2024

Legal help for a friend

A friend of mine is going through hell with her ex-husband and his demands and requests for court appearances and other stuff. She is at that point where she makes too much for free legal representation but not enough to pay a divorce lawyer's crazy fees.

Are there any groups or organizations that can help in a situation like this?

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Legal help for a friend (Original Post) grumpyduck Jan 2024 OP
She might check with the state or local bar association. rsdsharp Jan 2024 #1
Legal Aid Fla Dem Jan 2024 #2

rsdsharp

(9,371 posts)
1. She might check with the state or local bar association.
Wed Jan 17, 2024, 02:51 PM
Jan 2024

They can often find an attorney who would be willing to act pro bono.

Fla Dem

(24,299 posts)
2. Legal Aid
Wed Jan 17, 2024, 09:45 PM
Jan 2024

I gooled "Legal Aid in Florida " This is what came up....

How does legal aid work in Florida?
If you have a civil legal problem but cannot afford to hire a private lawyer, you still may have access to the legal system through your local legal services-legal aid organization which provides free or low cost legal services to persons with low incomes. Jun 19, 2023

Legal Aid - Florida Courts


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_aid_in_the_United_States
Legal aid in the United States is the provision of assistance to people who are unable to afford legal representation and access to the court system in the United States. In the US, legal aid provisions are different for criminal law and civil law. Criminal legal aid with legal representation is guaranteed to defendants under criminal prosecution (related to the charges) who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Civil legal aid is not guaranteed under federal law, but is provided by a variety of public interest law firms and community legal clinics for free (pro bono) or at reduced cost.[1] Other forms of civil legal aid are available through federally-funded legal services, pro bono lawyers, and private volunteers.[1][2]


Do a little research on line for your home stae to see what's available.
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