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Well my husband and I have been separated for about 2 and…

Well my husband and...

Well my husband and I have been separated for about 2 and half years but no divorce file at all. But he has went to another state and married another woman and has not helped with the kids.

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

Well with me taking care of two children alone I can't afford to pay for a divorce. But I tried with my state legal services and just found out that there is no lawyer in my area to take the case.

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

Mississippi

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I have an open child support case with my state also but no payment has been made.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thanks

You are legally entitled to receive child support payments for your children.

If a child support order was entered, but he has not been paying, a court can garnish his wages or accounts OR put a lien against his property for repayment of backed child support.

Are you interested in obtaining the divorce officially?

If so, you may be interested in a divorce by publication.

This is done when one spouse does not know the other's exact location, or has not been able to serve them with divorce papers, and allows you to publish notice of the divorce in a local newspaper.

Many people petition for backed child support or a divorce by publication on their own, and the forms can are usually available through the Clerk's Office at the courthouse, but you may also want to consider hiring an attorney to represent you in this process.

You mentioned having had some trouble with the local legal aid office, but another option to consider is contacting the Mississippi State Bar for a referral to a pro bono family lawyer in your area.

Pro bono attorneys voluntarily donate some of their time to help certain clients for free.

The phone number is:

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