How to Apply for a Divorce Free of Charge

By Maria Lassen
Legal Aid provides assistance to those who cannot afford to pay an attorney for a divorce.

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The decision to get a divorce is hard enough without the expensive legal fees that come with it. However, there ways to get help with little or no cost to you. Every state provides free legal services to low income individuals. Legal Aid provides legal help to those who apply for their services. Acceptance is based on income levels.

Visit the Legal Services Corporation home page. Choose your state from the drop down menu. The next page will list the offices of Legal Aid in your state by the counties that they serve. Your state may only have one office or several. Find the office serving your county.

Call the number provided and request an application. You may be required to answer some screening questions over the phone. They will send you an application in the mail. You may also be directed to a website if there is an online application process.

Fill out the application when you receive it. Do not leave any blanks. If a section does not apply to you simply put "n/a." Attach the necessary income verification and court papers if you have a pending court case. Return the application.

About the Author

Maria Lassen has many years experience in the legal field. She was a practicing hair and nail technician for 10 years and has been a freelance writer since 2010. Lassen studied creative writing at Bowling Green State University and holds a certificate in paralegal studies.

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