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I have a friend whose husband left the house for 4 months and did not provide any money for his wife. But he left her in the house. If she files for divorce but having no money, how does she do it?
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She can go to legal aid for assistance if she wants an attorney. Also, if she has no money, they can file with the court to waive the filing fees based on her financial condition. Because he has taken off, she can claim abandonment and she can even seek a motion for spousal support, but she really will need a local attorney, so legal aid would be the place to start and also calling the GA Bar and asking them for the pro bono attorneys in the area to assist her.

If he has assets, also some family law attorneys in the area will agree to work for her and get a court order against her husband to make him pay the fees.

So these are the options she has available to her to get divorced as well as support.

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