On Friday the 13th, I have a hearing for an order of protection I'm seeking for my little 6 year old girl.
I have been trying and have failed to find an attorney that I can afford - because, I just can't afford much at all...
I was told by the NY Family Court help line that I can request one in Court on Friday.
I asked when would I have time to go over the case with the attorney, if they assigned one, would it be at the time of the hearing or would it be adjourned.
They didn't know the answer.
Would you know?
You will have to ask your attorney when the attorney is assigned to you.
This information does not constitute Attorney-Client Privilege. Please speak with an attorney before representing yourself in Court, even if its just an in person consult.
We would have no idea when and how an assigned counsel will prepare your case. Manhattan family court has some excellent assigned attorneys (Feldman, Maller, for example), but each has nearly 500 cases at one time so communications will be very, very brief.
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Once you are assigned the attorney they will arrange a time to meet with you and go over the case.
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