Do divorce lawyers do pro bono work?
Lawyers can be expensive. Pro bono divorce lawyers are, in essence, free divorce lawyers. They are attorneys that will voluntary take on your case at no charge. (Because divorce is a civil legal matter, the court will not appoint a lawyer to represent you, as is done in criminal cases.)
What is the average cost of divorce in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, the court fees to process a Complaint of Divorce are $250. If you have children, you will also need to pay the $25 Parent Education fee to the court as well.
How can I get a divorce lawyer with no money?
Legal Aid Divorce Help Call your city or state bar association to ask for contact information or do an internet search to find them. These organizations provide no-cost (and also low-cost) legal assistance. If you are indigent, they may represent you at no cost and will file all fee waiver papers on your behalf.
Who pays legal fees in a divorce in NJ?
In divorce cases, courts have the authority to order one spouse (payor spouse) to pay the other spouse's (requesting spouse) attorney's fees during the divorce proceeding and at the conclusion of the divorce.