Q: Mom in need of free or low cost legal help pertaining to unsettled matters long after divorce was finalized.
Asking for a friend. Divorced mom is unable to claim her children on her taxes or receive any type of child tax credit, although the children reside with her full time. The children’s dad has shown very little interest in the lives of his children since the divorce. He also refuses to settle any la community property they acquired during their lengthy marriage.
Due to limited funds and no legal help the louisiana court system has failed her and the children. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thank you
A: Call/contact the local and state bar association and see if they have contact information for lawyers in your area with whom she might be able to consult on a pro bono basis, or if they can provide the number for legal aid. At this point in time, it sounds like there are already judgments in place so whoever she consults would want to see/review that paperwork. Good luck.
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