Free child custody help. You’re facing a child custody battle and you have very little money. You’ve called law firms and you’ve found out about the fees. You can’t afford what they’re charging. You are starting to panic. What are you going to do I’m Lee Rosen for the Rosen Law Firm. I’ve practiced family law for more than 20 years. I’ve met hundreds of people in your situation. It’s very tough. I know. I’ve had people sit in my office and cry. And you feel like you’re stuck. It’s an awful.
Situation and you may feel like you have nowhere left to turn. Let’s talk about some options. First of all, if you have a child support case, then you can definitely get some free or very inexpensive help from your local child support enforcement agency. Go to the agency in your home county. Understand that they can only help you with child support, not with child custody. What about custody Well, first you need to get on the phone and start calling. Some legal aid offices help with custody cases. Most don’t because they just don’t.
Have the resources. But you should call them first. If they don’t offer help, they may know who does. Next, call your area bar association. There may be more than one that you call. There may be a state bar association, a county bar association, and even a city bar association. Ask if they have volunteer lawyers or lawyers that work on a sliding fee schedule. These associations won’t do the work themselves but they may have lists or services that they can hook you up with. Call them. They may know.
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Something. When you call the bar associations, ask if they have pro bono services. That’s the Latin phrase used by lawyers to refer to doing work as a volunteer. If that doesn’t work, then start looking for nonprofit agencies. Some areas have a women’s center or a men’s center that might offer help. There may be other nonprofits. Look on Google for listings. Next in line are selfhelp options. Some counties have selfhelp centers where they offer advice and forms. They’re not going to provide you with a lawyer, but they.
May be able to give some written instructions and guidance. If you can’t find a selfhelp center in your area, then hit the clerk’s office in your county. In North Carolina you’re looking for the office of the clerk of superior court. They manage the court. Now, they can’t give you legal advice but they might be able to head you in the right direction. They can also allow you to see old court files, which you might find useful in terms of pulling out forms or examples that you can use to draft your own.
Documents. Another source of forms is the North Carolina administrative office of the court’s website. Google that as well. Clearly, many of these options involve you doing the work yourself. That’s not too hard if you can reach an agreement with the other parent. It’s much harder if you have to go to court. Recognize, however, that nearly 100 percent of people worry about going to court. Most people think that’s where they’re headed. The reality, however, is very, very different. The fact is that less than five percent of people actually end up having a judge decide custody of their children.
Most people agree, and they don’t go to court. Hopefully you will eventually reach agreement. Lots of people think that’s not going to happen. But I can tell you that for most people, it does. Keep in mind also that in most relationships mom and dad both face the same economic pressures. When mom can’t afford a lawyer, dad often can’t either, and vice versa. That’s the situation for a lot of families. I hope I’ve given you some places to start. You won’t always find a workable solution with these ideas, but you’ve got a.