Q: Hello, I’m separated now for a little over a year, who can I go to to help me? My finances are not good.
The divorce should be easy but we will fight about our home. I have moved out after I found out my husband was engaging with other females. I have put myself in debt to live on my own. All I want is to be free of the mortgage and get my half of equity so I can start over. However my husband has modified our mortgage with out me knowing about and forged my signature, to get the deal done. I’m lost don’t know what to do. I don’t want to be obligated to the home if something was to happen to him. Please advice. Thank you, for your time.
A: First, please do not use your name when you post of these public websites. If you live in Philadelphia,there's a small chance Legal Assistance of Southeaster Pennsylvania can assist you or at least provide you with information on filing for divorce. Most of the local law schools have free legal clinics but I don't think they're open when tschool's not in regular session. You can also google "free legal assistance in Philadelphia. " There are several groups in the city who may be able to help. Lastly you can contact the Philadelphia Bar Association to see if they have a pro bono or reduced fee attorney panel.
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