Q: Where can I find a pro bono attorney to assist me until the divorce settlement is reached and assets are liquidated?
My husband, swiftly and unbeknownst to me, depleted all accounts, cancelled joint credit cards & took possession of joint assets then served me with a divorce action/automatic orders. He has stifled me financially and has since ceased all financial support for myself and our 18 year old daughter. I'm no longer represented by an attorney for lack of funds. Can I file a pendente lite on my own and/or file for temporary child support in family court without an attorney?
A: Since the divorce has already started you can't file for support in family court. You should speak to an attorney about his making a motion for counsel fees to represent you as the court will grant your attorney fees to represent you if your husband had the means to make payment. At the same time, your attorney can move for spousal and child support. [All of the this information is for NY only.]
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