Legal Aid Lawyers and how to get one.?
Question by suzy: Legal Aid Lawyers and how to get one.?
I have a friend who is at the beginning of a not so pleasant separation. they have a 3 year old.. He is in a financial position to retain a lawyer, she however is not. If there is anyone out there in the BC area that could help shed some light on how Legal aid actually works (in plain understandable english, no big words, lol) I would be nice to hear from you.
Answer by ronjon007
I’m not a Canadian lawyer, but your friend can contact one of the law schools up there and they should be able to give her the number for the bar or for legal aid. Legal aid in the US usually only helps clients in uncontested divorce cases (no quarrels about property, kids, etc.) and do it for little or no cost. She might not qualify since she has a 3 year old and it seems like they are going to fight about custody. The law school, the bar and legal aid might be able to provide her with additional resources.
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