Legal Aid Divorce
Divorce is considered a very emotional and stressful event. In many cases, the division of assets and custody of children play a major role in how one will go about the process of divorce. Divorce may also be extremely expensive; making sure you have all the answers to the specifics of what you need the first time around will better your chances of successful closure.
In case of divorce, it is important to find out your rights as soon as possible, and record information about assets and finances. Doing research before proceeding with a legal aid divorce can ensure that you are better prepared for the process. Divorce can be emotionally taxing, and seeking council can help you to explore the potential alternatives and/or explain the impact it will have on you and your family.
Should you decide to proceed with a divorce, you should seek advice and legal assistance from a lawyer. The lawyer will provide the necessary documents for you if you are eligible to file for divorce.
If you would like to better understand the divorce proceeding or other matters, you may wish to attend AWARE’s free Legal Clinic. The Association of Woman for Action and Research (AWARE) also offers sound and practical advice for women seeking a divorce.
As you would require all the help you in your time of need, AWARE’s panel of lawyers are available at the twice-monthly legal clinic and provide free information and advice about legal matters to women. They are there to help you understand your rights and options in a wide range of areas.
Take note of the following:
AWARE does not provide legal aid to you or information on where to find a lawyer. AWARE does not have lawyers for hire or lawyers who can act on your behalf. The purpose of AWARE is to offer a short consultation to help you better understand how divorce will impact you and your family.
The Legal Clinic is open the second and fourth Thursday of each month. AWARE’s legal services are limited to a one-time free consultation which must take place at the clinic; in addition, it is limited to 30 minutes at most.
To schedule an appointment at the Legal Clinic you must call the AWARE Centre Helpline in advance at 1-800-774-5935. The AWARE Helpline is open Monday – Friday from 3p.m.-9p.m. All calls and cases are kept strictly confidential.
For assistance, if you are unable to afford a lawyer, you are able to apply to the government run Legal Aid Bureau where you’ll have to pass a “Means Test” to qualify.
To contact The Legal Aid Bureau:
45 Maxwell Road #07-11
The URA Centre, East Wing
Tel:(65) 1-800-325-1424 (Toll-Free)
Alternatively, you can SUBMIT YOUR DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS IN THE FORM TO ARRANGE FOR A LEGAL CONSULTATION with one or more lawyers.