My granddaughter is a single,unemployed,without transportation. Her ex husband has set up his visitation for every weekend, he lives 200miles from her and she has to transport her child to him and pick her up every weekend. she has no money to do so and he will not adjust the visitation.
He pushed through the divorce while she was in a coma,then had it finalized when she could not travel under dr's orders until the baby arrived which I do not understand. Now he says she has to live with it. His paperwork is all for him and to heck with her. She needs help and we have no where to turn. She just needs the paperwork amended.
While your daughter is unlikely to find an attorney to take her case pro bono, there are other low-cost options she should consider.
The Oregon State Bar has a service called the Modest Means Program. Your daughter will be set up with an attorney in her geographic area/area of law who charges $60, $80, or $100/hour based on her income. The contact number for this program is (503) 684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-7636. The website is: http://www.osbar.org/public/ris/ris.html#referral.
Another option is a legal clinic such as St. Andrew's or Legal Aid.
The Portland Legal Aid office can be reached at (503) 224-4086 or toll-free at (888) 610-8764. Their website is: http://www.oregonlawhelp.org/Program/782/rtf1.cfm?pagename=Service%20Descriptions#family
The Portland office for St. Andrew Legal Clinic can be reached at (503) 281-1500. Their website is: http://www.salcgroup.org/saint-andrews-legal-clinic.
Other payment options your daughter might want to consider are finding an attorney who will take a credit card payment, agree to a contract where she only pays an agreed-upon flat fee, or ask a friend or relative (such as yourself) to help her with the legal costs.
My responses to posts on AVVO are not legal advice, nor do they create an attorney-client relationship. In order to provide true (and reliable) legal advice, an attorney must be able to ask questions of the person seeking legal advice and to thus gather the appropriate information. In order for an attorney-client relationship to exist, you and I both have to agree the the terms of such an agreement.
I agree, the Oregon State Bar, St. Andrews and Legal Aid would be great places to contact.
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