i need to find a pro bono attorney to fight for my rights and need a fair trial. legal aid is not an option?
Question by bcgabba: i need to find a pro bono attorney to fight for my rights and need a fair trial. legal aid is not an option?
i am in the middle of a divorice and i was screwed by the courts because i did not have an attorney. i am looking for a fair hearing and due to money tied up because of the seperation i am not able to afford one. my civil rights were abused and i was not allowed a defense and it was totally one sided and the opposing attorney brought no case against me and the judge gave my “wife” everything and i am in the position to where i may be homeless due to the situation. please send any help info that is available. the wife lied in court and i have a case against her and her family but i can not fight without an attorney. she beat me to the legal aid so this is not an option. i can hardly see my son as well. i have no criminal record what soever and i am being treated as one. we have a 7 month old son and the courts are preventing me from seeing him under normal situation. i pay outrageous amount of child support and i can not live off the funds that i am making. my wife makes good money.
Answer by Jocette
You need to find a lawyer who will fight for you fairly. Have you tried the county office for leads on where to go? Or family law offices? I’m sorry about your situation. It sounds almost exactly like my to-be-husbands’ situation when he was going through his divorce a fews years back. He was the baby daddy from out of town, nobody knew him, they knew his ex wife because it was her home town. He didn’t have money for an attorney because she spent it all during the marriage, not to mention putting him in debt as well, and his now ex wife lied to her family about him and so they supported her with a lawyer and she lied in court and they had a child too barely 10 months old then and he is paying a ridiculous amount of child support now and has barely seen his daughter over the last few years here and there. They had to share that lawyer is what happened. And they had nothing, as in assets to begin with, and a few thousand dollars retainer was a ridiculous the amount they paid for the attorney. My parents had way much more assets and neither paid that much during their divorce initially. During their short marriage, which should have been annulled, she wasn’t working and he was paying everything and she abused him in every way possible, mentally, physically, psychologically and he did everything for her. He was penniless, homeless, living in friends home for months at a time, rarely seeing his daughter. His daughter is now about to start kindergarden and we are now barely able to see her every other weekend and we have a fight with the ex almost every time over nothing, even though she clearly violates the papers and schemes us. Unless you get a lawyer, this could be your situation. We are going back to get a re-evaluation this month to get things on the right track for us. Because now, she’s working finally and my guy is not so much but he’s still paying outrageous child support and has a stable life, is constantly harrassed by his ex-wife for no reason other than she’s crazy and needs to tell people how much she resents them. She was deemed by the county bi-polar depressive alchoholic as he later found out as one of the reasons why she wasn’t in the county anymore when he met her and had been trying to clean up then. Things are going to be different now, and this time we have the support of HER family. They realized they had made a huge mistake initially in supporting her and her lies and psychosis. They didn’t know him, he was a newcomer then. But then they got to know him over these past few years and realized that they would much rather keep him than her! She harrasses them too and burned her bridges with family and friends long before they met. Another reason why she’d left town. She is a good mother, but a terrible person. She even makes her own very few friends that she has left not want to be around her or her friend, so they’ve told me. She makes her own mother cry every day almost. We see light at the end of our tunnel. But it’s been years. You need to find someone who will fight for you fairly. I hope this helps
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