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Representing Yourself

The legal term for representing yourself is Pro Se.  Many of our clients find that they are unable to afford an attorney and do not qualify for free legal assistance.  There are many resources available to you if you are representing yourself. 

CWEALF offers the assistance of our community advocate.  Our community advocate is available to meet with clients one-on-one to assist in navigation of the court system, proper forms, and provide support in an emotionally charged situation.  While CWEALF does assist clients in this way, we do not have attorneys on staff and cannot provide legal advice.  To make an appointment to meet with the advocate, call (860) 247-6090. 

CWEALF and other organizations publish informational booklets on legal topics that can be helpful to clients representing themselves:

         

           

         

   

In addition to these publications, the specific steps and forms necessary to file for divorce can be found on our website here. The forms to file for custody can be found here

Disclaimer: These booklets are intended to help individuals understand their legal rights. These booklets are not a substitute for the personalized legal advice of an attorney. CWEALF makes referrals to attorneys who specialize in these areas.

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