Pro Bono Lawyers, How to Find and Hire a Free Bankruptcy or Divorce Lawyer
Pro bono lawyers are those who donate their time and skill on behalf of low-income clients who would otherwise not be able to afford good legal representation. If you are considering bankruptcy or need a divorce lawyer, you might be interested in finding one that will work for you for free.
In this low-cost legal website article, we will give you tips on how to find a divorce or bankruptcy attorney that will work pro bono.
Where to Find Pro Bono Lawyers
The state bar association in most states will provide a list of attorneys who do pro bono work. The list of free bankruptcy or divorce lawyers can often be found on the association’s website. If not, give them a call.
A second option is to contact bankruptcy lawyers or divorce lawyers and ask them if they do pro bono work or know someone who does.
When you discuss pro bono bankruptcy or divorce representation, the attorney will want information about your financial situation. You might even need to provide bank statements, tax returns and other records for them to be willing to work for free. Be prepared to bring documentation of your need to your first meeting with pro bono divorce or bankruptcy lawyers.
Will you Get Good Representation Pro Bono?
Most dedicated divorce and bankruptcy attorneys give their pro bono clients the same high-quality legal representation they provide to others. In order to be as sure as you can that you will be represented properly, speak to at least 2 or 3 attorneys willing to work as free divorce or bankruptcy attorneys before you select one. Choose one that demonstrates a commitment to helping you get back on your feet financially in a bankruptcy or to helping you secure a better future for yourself and your kids in a divorce.