You can seek court appointed counsel (which may or may not be granted) and poor person's status at the Supreme Court in St. James. Custody would be determined based on the best interests of the child.
You can do the divorce yourself using the forms provided by the court. You may be able to find a pro bono attorney by contacting your local bar association.
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