What If I Can’t Afford A Divorce Attorney?
Updated: Jul 26
Q. What do I do if I can't afford a divorce attorney?
A. If you can't afford a divorce attorney in Florida you have a few options:
You may choose to represent yourself in your divorce proceedings. You can obtain all the required court documents needed for your case and fill them out yourself. You will be responsible for filing them with the court, as well as, providing any additional evidentiary documentation required to present your case. This can be a daunting task for many with little to no legal knowledge.
You can apply for pro bono representation through the Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee. You will be required to fill out and submit an application to determine qualification. You must also be a resident of the county in which the aid is provided - this can leave those who need a divorce, but living in surrounding areas without much help.
Depending on the nature of your divorce, you may be able to request that your soon-to-be ex-spouse be required to pay your attorney's fees and court costs.
Hiring a divorce attorney may seem expensive, but when your future is at stake, it is a small investment into ensuring the best outcome for yourself and/or you children. In our experience, clients who originally decided to take matters into their own hands end up contacting us later on for help. Save time, gain peace of mind, and hire an advocate you can trust to have your best interests at heart. Contact Max Factor today to schedule a consultation for your divorce case.