No, an attorney will not be appointed for her. She can file an affidavit to save on fliling fees. She can contact the local bar association or contact local divorce attorneys here on Avvo at the Find a Lawyer tab. Many offer free consultations. Some might set up a payment plan that would allow her family members help her pay for proper representation.
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I agree with Mr. Jaap. Courts do not appoint attorneys for divorce cases.
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The answer as said by the other attorney's is No, she will not be appointed an attorney by divorce court. You provide little information which makes it more difficult to respond to the potentially broader issues. If she has no money, does that mean she has no marital assets? What is the length of the marriage, are their minor children, did your daughter work during the marriage, is there any retirement benefits due to either? Answering these type questions can help with determine if your daughter even requires an attorney to see the divorce case through. Maybe a consultation with an experienced Divorce / Separation Law Attorney would provide enough direction, maybe not. It depends on a number of things. This is a limited example of issues that need answers. Contact an experienced Divorce / Separation Law Attorney and see what's recommended. Good Luck.
Dennis A. Rathburn, Esq.
No an attorney will be provided. If she qualifies Legal Aid might represent her. If she has children and/or property to divide, it would be smart for her to hire an attorney to protect her rights and her property. This is a situation that a parent can help out their child to protect your family.
No, the Court will not appoint an attorney for your wife. The only time the Court appoints an attorney is when the Court could sentence a Defendant to jail time or when the State removes the children of either parent with allegations of either/or Abuse, Neglect or Dependency. Your wife could apply for a pro-bono attorney ( an attorney that is willing to do the work at no charge) or through a Legal Aid group that has the resources to offer your wife an attorney at no charge to her.
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