Gwynn Oak, MD asked in Bankruptcy for Maryland

Q: I am trying to find a Pro Bono Lawyer who can help with me bankruptcy

I am needing a clean start

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Daniel Staeven
Daniel Staeven
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: I suggest going to the Bankruptcy Court's Debtor Assistance Project. An attorney can help you fill out the forms and provide general assistance. The website for this project is:

https://www.mdb.uscourts.gov/programs-services/debtor-assistance-project

Good luck in the future.

Lloyd M. Nolan agrees with this answer

Lloyd M. Nolan
Lloyd M. Nolan
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A: I could be wrong, but this is probably not the place to find a Pro Bono attorney. We all tend to give some free advice, but most of us work for a living. Most of us do not have an independent source of income where we can afford to work for no charge. Over the years, I've known of many people who seek Pro Bono legal services, because they feel that they are poor. Sometimes, they have regular and significant income. My experience is that most people with a regular source of income can afford to pay for the legal services they need -- even though they may need time and/or a reduced fee. If you are truly poor, destitute, possibly disabled, or elderly, there are many kind-hearted attorneys who will likely help you with a reduced fee or generous terms of payment. If you are truly in that category, you may want to seek the services of Legal Aid or some branch of the Legal Services Corporation in your State. A call to an experienced Bankrupty Attorney in your area may help you with a plan to manage your current situation and obtain representation on terms that you can afford.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Try your local bar association or legal aid society.

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