Did you contact the Clerk of Court yet? Very often they will have self-help materials and attorney advisors who volunteer their time to help point you in the right direction. Good luck!
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You can also check with legal aid in your state--you may qualify for free legal assistance. You may also want to call around and find an attorney (maybe a freshly minted attorney) until you find one who has rates you feel comfortable with.
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