I am confused you have posted this under divorce, and State Public Defenders office will not represent folks in divorce action whether you qualify or not. Did you mean to post this under criminal ?
Divorcing parties generally do not consider themselves "in trouble." Hence my confusion.
If you need an attorney for a divorce action might I suggest calling the Wisconsin State Bar and ask about the Modest Means program. They provide attorneys are a reduced rate and generally no retainer. Try them.
If you need an attorney for some other area of law, I suggest posting it in the proper area of law.
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