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Can you get a free lawyer for child custody cases?

Johnson City, TN |

My ex boyfriend is taking me to court for sole custody of our baby.Can he get a free lawyer or does he have to pay for one?He rarely works,has no money,and lives with his brother and sleeps on his couch.

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  1. He will not get a court-appointed lawyer and will have to hire one, if that's what you mean. Of course there's always a slim possibility that he could talk someone into representing him for free but it's unlikely. I would hire a lawyer to defend you though in any case since the custody of your child is at stake.

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