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Friend wants to get divorced because husband cheated on her.

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Friend wants to get divorced because husband cheated on her. Husband did not admit and but the woman he slept with admitted to the affair. She can't afford a lawyer, has children, and wants to keep them. Live and own a house in NY. What can she do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Cedric replied 7 years ago.
She can petition for the divorce herself, citing infidelity as the reason for wanting a divorce.

This is a good self-help site for her to get started in filing for divorce and custody of her children:

http://www.nycourts.gov/divorce/
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Could you tell me what she might expect to pay to retain a lawyer for a divorce or might there be help available to her from....?
Expert:  Cedric replied 7 years ago.
It would probably cost at least $5,000, but she may qualify for probono assistance:

http://www.lawhelp.org/ny/

Edited by Ced on 5/1/2010 at 9:35 PM EST
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