Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Case of the Week 1/26/07

County: Hancock
Client's Age: 74

Client has not wanted divorce, but has been living separately from husband for a year and he has stopped giving her any income. Though they have already sold the house and divided the proceeds, she can't live on less than $400 a month which she gets from SS and they have about $10,000 in savings she is worried he will spend. She wants to file for divorce, but is not capable of representing herself and can't afford an attorney. Though she was initially turned down by LAWV, my conversation with her revealed her husband had terrorized her and threatened her with weapons, and she will now qualify for legal representation through a domestic violence program referral.

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