Hi again. Thank you for clarifying.
Unfortunately, finding an attorney willing to take your case without a retainer will require making a lot of telephone calls and personal visits. The botXXXXX XXXXXne is that you'll need to speak to a lot of attorneys until you find one who is willing to take a risk. The risk, of course, is that the attorney will never get paid. The reason is that the attorney will need to file a petition requesting that your husband be required to pay your attorney's fees. If that petition fails, then you may not be able to pay the attorney. Or, even if the judge orders your husband to pay, he may refuse, and that could mean the attorney either never gets paid, or the attorney needs to sue, garnish wages, and ultimately spend a lot of time and effort above representing you in the divorce
just to get paid. I'm sure you already knew that, of course, but I wanted to throw it out there in case you weren't sure of the risks for the attorney.
In any event, I do have some suggestions for finding an attorney. I would first utilize your county's attorney referral service. You can get to it at THIS WEBSITE
(scroll to the bottom to choose your county). Through the program, you can request a consultation (by phone or in person) where you'll explain your situation and ask if the attorney is willing to represent you knowing that he'll have to seek payment from your husband. I'm sorry to say that you may need to do this several times until you find a attorney willing to help. Contacting law schools will not likely be of any help since (1) law students cannot generally represent people, and (2) if they can offer limited help through a legal clinic at their school, they'll likely be in way over their heads. Helping a low income tenant avoid eviction against a pro per landlord is not in the same league as helping on a complicated divorce where there could be dozens of legal issues to resolve, and where they'll be going up against another seasoned attorney. I'd stick to the attorney referral service.
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