Recently I moved out of our home because he would not leaved after I'd asked for a divorce. I purchased the home before we were married. When I left the home, to avoid any more abuse, he changed all of the locks on the doors in the home to prevent me from returning to cook for our 11 year old daughter, who he refused to allow to leave with me.I lost my job as a NYC Bus Operator, because of an assault that caused me to be arrested when he jumped into the driver's side of my vehicle and punched and bit my face.The child care business that I helped operate from our home was closed down due to the volatile behavior he exhibited during our break up. I do not have the funds to seek an attorney and am searching for a pro bono divorce attorney to assist me in this traumatic and difficult situation
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There are numerous women's law firms in the city. Google "free domestic violence law firm" and you'll get them. They'll break all the rules and get results.
Child Custody Lawyer
There is an organization called inMotion, located in the Bronx, that provides free legal services in cases like yours. Their contact info and website are:
2432 Grand Concourse, Suite 506
Bronx, NY 10458
If there is still equity value in the home, you may not qualify for a "pro bono" attorney because you have assets. Another option you have is to retain an attorney & then have the attorney file a counsel fee motion (assuming your husband makes decent income) - thus asking your husband to reimburse part or all of the fees your attorney would otherwise charge to you. For a full assessment, schedule a consultation with a Bronx Divorce attorney.
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