I am going through a divorce but cannot currently afford an attorney. Many of the forms and papers I have to fill out are very confusing.
Is there any way to find free legal assistance with all this?
While I am not licensed to practice law in your state and cannot give you legal advice, I can give some general observations on this issue based on the jurisdiction where I practice.
Your state may have a self-help center, which provides forms for certain filings and actions. You should check the state’s website for any free information available.
There may also be a legal library at the courthouse. This is another source of information, and, possibly direct assistance.
Lastly, your state may have a department that offers free legal aid.
Going to trial without the assistance of an attorney on matters of such importance puts you at a great disadvantage. My advice is to try to continue the trial while also doing everything you can to secure an attorney to assist you moving forward.