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Case Type Divorce Skills Developed Client Interviewing/Legal Drafting/Negotiation

Case #17-0040527

Divorce with Equitable Distribution: A domestic violence survivor needs a volunteer attorney for divorce. Client and her husband married in April 2008 and separated in December 2016. Husband was abusive towards client, and he is unemployed. Client works part-time as a tailor. A previous volunteer filed a complaint, but he was unable to continue with the case through no fault of the client. The marital estate includes a jointly titled house, motor vehicles, and credit card debt. A volunteer is needed to reinstate and serve the complaint and represent the client throughout the divorce process. Client is Cantonese-speaking; An interpreter has already been assigned to the case.