A Project of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation
Many women are trapped in abusive marriages because they can’t afford the legal representation needed in to navigate the divorce process. The Allegheny County Bar Foundation aims to help women in these situations through its New Beginnings Divorce Project.
Through the program, ACBF staff and volunteer attorneys provide free legal representation to women with very low incomes who have experienced abuse in their marriages and wish to be divorced in order to move on with their lives.
New Beginnings Divorce Project
Applicants may contact the project by phone for an initial screening. If eligible, we will mail or email an application form, which must be notarized and returned. Applicants may also apply in person at our downtown Pittsburgh office and have their application notarized for free at that time.
Information and intake line: 412-402-6714
In-person intake hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Attorneys’ services will be provided at no charge. The ACBF will seek permission from the courts for our clients to proceed in forma pauperis so that court filing fees will be waived.
This project is funded in part by grants from the FISA Foundation and the Pittsburgh Foundation.