I can’t afford a divorce. What do I do?

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I can’t afford a divorce. What do I do?

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AvatarRosemary Bocska Staff answered 5 months ago

If you and your ex have separated and you cannot afford to get a divorce, there are options for you to consider.

There are many online legal resources that can at least help you understand what steps must be taken to get a divorce. These resources will also direct you to low-cost alternatives, including making a decision on whether you feel comfortable or capable representing yourself in some aspects of the court process. Or, you may be able to hire a lawyer, but “unbundle” some of the legal services you need.  This will allow you to hire a lawyer to perform the most important tasks.

Finally, if you meet certain low-income thresholds, you may also be able to avail yourself of certain legal assistance programs.

We cover this topic in further detail in our article, I Can’t Afford a Family Lawyer …. Now What?

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