CHAPEL HILL — The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law and Legal Aid of North Carolina on Feb. 7 will assist low-income people who need to obtain divorces. Clients must be financially eligible for Legal Aid assistance to obtain this free legal service.
An Orange County District Court judge will then hold hearings and issue divorce judgments at the law school in April, with students representing clients under supervision by clinical professor Beth Posner.
"Attorney and court fees are out of reach for poor people," according to a news release from Legal Aid's Pittsboro office.
"Divorce, however, should not be a legal remedy that is only available to people of means."
Legal Aid also will host divorce attorney Laura Irwin presenting "Do It Yourself" divorce workshops Jan. 28 and March 18 at the Orange County Courthouse in Hillsborough.
For more information, contact Legal Aid at 919-542-0475.