VLP has a long history of representing people seeking as well as defending a divorce. VLP assists low income clients who fall through the gaps created by other programs’ rules. VLP has a group of attorneys committed to handling pro bono divorces, relieving a great deal of stress for the client. Due to limited resources, VLP is not accepting divorce defendant cases at this time. This page will be updated when divorce defendant intake is reopened. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to contact one of the following organizations for assistance (then list out LABB, NLS, and LRS with contact info).
Please be advised that to begin the process for starting a divorce through Volunteer Lawyers Project, we will need the following information:
- Your name
- Telephone number
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Proof of income for ALL household members (this should include copies of your most recent pay stubs, a copy of the SSD or SSI Award letter, proof of public benefits). Please send a copy because VLP will not mail originals back.
- Your spouse’s name
- Your spouse’s address
- Your spouse’s Social Security number
- Your spouse’s date of birth
Potential clients should telephone our office to set up an appointment. Initial review of your case will occur over the telephone, and will include financial eligibility screening (VLP assists low-income clients). Clients are not seen without an appointment. Please call (716) 847-0662 ext. 324 and leave your name, number and a brief message containing your legal concern.
Due to the nature of divorce cases, please be aware that there could be a waiting period of up to six months before your case will be referred to an attorney. Someone from Volunteer Lawyers Project will contact you within one week of receiving your letter, therefore you must include your telephone number. Any missing information will delay this process. Please be advised, VLP does not assist with cases that have already been filed in court.
Click here to view our Divorce brochure