A consultation and no one wanted to take my case. And because I am a stay at home mom, I don't have a huge amount.of cash laying around. I even went to the the D. A. And couldn't get anyone to help me....please help me and hurry. I have a seven year old daughter who has been in the presence of this abuse.
You can't get help via anonymous internet posts. You actually have to call lawyers, and yes, you'll need some money although some lawyers may take payments. Call around for lawyers near you and when calling discuss fees a bit BEFORE consultations. (The DA doesn't handle divorce matters). Hopefully you have filed police reports as to the abuse (if you fear doing it with his police department, bear in mind more than one police dept may have jurisidiction, such as city police and the county sheriff). Those reports may get you a TPO or help in the divorce as you want every incident documented. Your local battered women's shelter likely can make recommendations as to attorneys for your type case, and also as to a TPO as a prelude to divorce.
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I agree with Mr. Ashman on all points. If the first attorney you consulted with wouldn't take your case, keep looking. The Find a Lawyer feature here can help you locate family law attorneys in your area. Attorneys do have to be paid but some will make payment arrangements with you. Once a divorce has been filed, at a temporary or final hearing, the judge can order your husband to pay all or part of your attoreny fees if your husband makes significantly more money than you. Also Georgia Legal Service MAY provide a pro bono (free) attorney for you when you are in an abusive situation and have no money. If your husband is being physically abusive call the police and consider filing for a temporary protective order.
Talk to the people at the local women's shelter. They can help you file for a protective order.
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