What should I do if I can’t afford a PA divorce attorney?

There are a few legal resources for individuals who are low income and have family law problems in the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, PA areas. These resources include:

YWCA Legal Resources for Women – 412-281-4942

Services include Reduced Rate Attorneys for women who have divorce, custody, and/or support matters; referral law line services provides a list of attorneys who have agreed to give a free initial consultation to people with legal questions; Individual Legal Consultation – women may speak with the Director of LRW, a licensed attorney, to ask general legal questions. LRW also holds regular seminars addressing different legal topics. Services include: juvenile, adoption, immigration, wills & trusts, divorce/custody/support, employment discrimination, and more.

Neighborhood Legal Services – 412-255-6700

Neighborhood Legal Services provides legal support for low-income persons. They also hold a monthly family law clinic at which clients can consult with a volunteer and staff attorneys on family law issues.

Allegheny County Bar Association Indigent Divorce Program – 412-402-6714

This program provides legal representation to low income parties to simple (one count with no property or support issues, no alimony, custody, or PFAs) divorce cases. Support and custody workshops are offered on a regular basis.

Family Law Section Pro Se Pro Bono Project – 412-350-0237

Assists low income unrepresented applicants in the preparation of motions to be presented to a Family Court Judge.

Low Income Family Law Assistance in Armstrong, Indiana and Westmoreland Counties

Laurel Legal Services – 724-836-2211

Low Income Family Law Assistance in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties

Neighborhood Legal Services – 724-282-3888

Low Income Family Law Assistance in Washington, Greene, Fayette and Somerset Counties

Southwestern PA Legal Services – 724-225-6170