Legal Clinic to Offer Free Divorces to Gonzales County Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Cynthia Martinez, Communications Director ▪ 512.374.2764 ▪ cmartinez@trla.org

VICTORIA, Texas – June 28, 2010 – Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) will be offering a free legal clinic to help low-income residents of Gonzales County get divorced at no cost. Interested residents must apply for the clinic by July 23rd.

The program, which begins in August, will allow Gonzales County residents who cannot afford the high costs of a divorce to go through the process with the free legal assistance of TRLA attorneys.

“In tough economic times, many residents don’t have the resources to end one chapter of their lives and begin another,” said TRLA attorney Marshall Thompson.  “TRLA is here to help.”

In order to be eligible for the clinic, residents should be low-income and unable to afford the cost of an attorney.  The divorce should be uncontested and should not involve any real or substantial property.  Eligible participants will meet with TRLA attorneys on August 3rd to prepare the necessary legal documents for the process.  Divorces will be granted on October 22nd.

Added Thompson, “The process will be made as easy as possible and our attorneys will be there to provide support at every step.”

Residents interested in applying for the clinic should contact Texas RioGrande Legal Aid at 512.374.2773.  Residents must apply by July 23rd in order to begin the process.

Established in 1970, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA) is a nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income and disadvantaged clients in a 68-county service area. TRLA’s mission is to promote the dignity, self-sufficiency, safety and stability of low-income Texas residents by providing high-quality civil legal assistance and related educational services.

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