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How can I get a attorney to represent me with limited income and receive spousal support.

Sacramento, CA |

My husband was verbally and physically abusive. He would not pay for medical insurance, needed medical operation and abandoned all responsibility. I am disable.

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Unfortunately some cases there are no attorneys available for certain cases if the party cannot retain one. You could contact a few attorneys to consult what they could do for you on a limited representation.

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It will be hard. Attorneys like to be paid for their time. Perhaps the Court will allow you to get an Attorney at your Husband's expense if he has more assets than you. Ask about it.

I represent Employers, but I can recommend Worker Attorneys in So Cal if you ask.

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Each county usually has an organization that may accept cases on a pro bono basis. There are no guarantees that they will accept a client for representation, but it definitely doesn't hurt to ask if they can represent you. The fact that you have a disability, and are a victim of abuse might raise you to the top of their list for representation. I am attaching two organizations in the Sacramento area for you to call. Please let me know if this answer was helpful.


Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California, Inc.
Primary Address: 517 12th Street
City: Sacramento
State: CA
Zipcode: 95814-1418
General Phone: 916-551-2116
Fax: 916-551-2120
Intake Phone: 916-551-2102
Counties Served: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Yolo
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Public Benefits, Torts
Other Case Types: Conservatorships, Criminal Records Expungement, Debt Collection Defense, Estate Planning, Guardianships, Landlord/Tenant, Probate
Case Restrictions: All LSC restrictions
Web Site:

Women Escaping A Violent Environment - WEAVE
Primary Address: 1900 K St
City: Sacramento
State: CA
Zipcode: 95814-4107
General Phone: 916-448-2321
Fax: 916-448-0270
Intake Phone: 916-448-2321
Counties Served: Sacramento
Case Types: Domestic Violence
Case Restrictions: Must be a victim of domestic violence

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If your husband has the income then he could be ordered to pay for part or all of your attorney fees. Additionally, if there are CP assets that could be liquidated to pay for attorney fees, then the court could order this.

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