I used the Safe Harbor attorney for a restraining order and got talked into something that she told the local police is "a civil matter" so even they will not help me enforce it. So I am weary of using free attorneys for my divorce, but I don't know about paying $250 per hour either. I only have until Wednesday or Thursday to get in my response my husband is trying to make good on every threat he ever made when he tried to keep me in the marriage. I am afraid for myself and my kids. I cant risk getting taken advantage of again. He is using some legal shield quack that I dont even think read the papers before letting them get filed, but I need someone really good, how do I know? I am on SSI due to a brain injury 12 years ago which he is now trying to use against me to get the kids.
You should find an attorney. If you can't afford an attorney, you should speak with Legal aid or your local bar association. They usually have a list of attorneys that will take cases for reduced fees. You will know a good attorney because they are practicing. Any attorney who has passed the bar exam is more than adequate to represent your interests. Good luck.
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The Utah Bar Association has something called the Modest Means program. Attorneys in the program have agreed to take some clients at a reduced rate. These attorneys must also meet certain criteria, required by the Bar Association. Sounds like this would be a great place to start. Good luck.
The attorneys who work with legal aid are excellent.many times and attorney who charges more per hour is able to get more done per hour and the higher cost is justified. It is more important to choose the attorney that fits you.
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