You'll have to petition the court for it, but I've never heard of a court providing a free attorney for a mediation.
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There is no right to court appointed counsel in civil cases in Georgia, but let me stress that you NEED a lawyer and you need to get one ASAP. A lawyer may well affect the outcome.
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I agree with my colleagues below. There is no automatic right to counsel in civil cases, however some areas have attorneys do pro bono work to assist parties in your situation.
Unfortunately there is no right to an attorney in civil cases (and divorce/child custody is civil). You really should hire an attorney, especially since custody is at issue. If you can't afford an attorney, you can try to contact Georgia Legal Services at 1-800-255-0056. They are a non-profit in Savannah. They may not be able to help you, but might have some more resources for you.
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