Free collaborative divorce services are now available to low-income families in Kent County through the CDP Pro Bono Project. At this time, the Project can only consider applicants in marriages where one or both spouses have alleged domestic abuse.
The services provided at no cost through the Project include a collaboratively-trained attorney for each spouse – one provided through Legal Aid of Western Michigan and the other a pro bono attorney assigned by the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan – as well as a divorce coach.
To qualify for the CDP Pro Bono Project, families must meet both of the following criteria:
- The spouses’ incomes must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level; and
- One or both spouses must have alleged domestic abuse during the marriage.
Individuals interested in applying for services through the CDP Pro Bono Project may contact Legal Aid of Western Michigan at (616) 774-0672 or the law office of Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander, P.C. at (616) 233-9160 or [email protected]
The CDP Pro Bono Project is a partnership between the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan and Legal Aid of Western Michigan.