attorney fees. How would I retain a attorney? I have reached out to legal aid and Was told there was nothing they could do at the time. I dont want to be stuck being married and being miserable.
You need to contact the Legal Aid Society in the county you reside in to determine if you are eligible for one of their attorneys to represent you for free to obtain your divorce. If Legal Aid Society cannot represent you, sometime they can referr you to a local attorney who can do the case pro bono or for a reduced fee. If that does not work, call the Bar Association in the county you reside in and ask them if they can refer you to a domestic relations attorney who might take the case for a reduced fee due to your financial circumstances.
Whatever you do, you need to see an attorney who you can explain all your financial circumstances to. That attorney should be able to advise you what kind of spousal support from your husband is realistic and how best to proceed.
Your husband MAY be responsible for your fees, however this is fact specific. Can you borrow money from a family member, friend, etc. If not see if someone will take payments. If not, you can file for divorce yourself. I would not recommend it, but you COULD do it that way. Don't wait to file.
The above information is not, nor intend to be, legal advice. You SHOULD consult an attorney for specific advice regarding your individual situation. Based on this response no attorney-client relationship has been formed. If your matter is in Cuyahoga County or surrounding counties, we invite you to contact us. Please visit our website at www.kirnerandboldt.com. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information until such time and attorney-client relationship is formed. Attorneys in this firm are only licensed to practice in the state of Ohio and have no specific information as to the laws and rules of other states and none of the information provided is intended to be applied to the laws of other states.
Sign up to receive a 10-part series of useful information and legal advice about the divorce process.
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline