Colorado Legal Services
Pro-se (Do-it-yourself) Divorce & Custody Clinics
If you are filing for your own divorce or custody and need assistance, Colorado Legal Services offers a free clinic on the second Monday of each month. The clinic runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. The clinic covers general information about Colorado family law, including divorce and custody. You’ll learn what papers you need to start the action, general procedures, issues to look out for, resources, and other information. Instructors do NOT provide legal advice on individual cases.
Call (970) 247-0266 for more information.
Low Bono Program
Women’s Resource Center
Every third Monday of the month, the Women’s Resource Center offers 60-minute legal consultations with a lawyer for $20 on matters of divorce and custody. Clients must be of low to medium income and all are required to attend the Pro Se Divorce & Custody Clinic FIRST, before scheduling an appointment. The program has been made possible by a generous grant from the Colorado Bar Foundation. For more information about the program, contact the Women’s Resource Center at (970) 247-1242.
Divorce and custody paperwork is available at the Women’s Resource Center, 679 E. Second Ave., Suite 6, for $5.
Community Legal Resources
This is not an exhaustive list. Please email resources@wrcdurango or call (970) 247-1242 for a specific referral to an attorney in La Plata County.
Colorado Legal Services
835 E. Second Ave. Ste. 300 (West Building)
Colorado Legal Services provides legal assistance to low-income individuals in the areas of family law, domestic relations, bankruptcy, consumer issues, domestic violence, elder law, employment, housing, public benefits, wills and estates. Serves Archuleta, LaPlata, and San Juan Counties. Also, visit their website http://www.coloradolegalservices.org/ to get answers to many basic legal questions, from renter’s rights to custody issues.
Colorado Judicial Branch Website
Self-help information, resources, and forms.
Directory of Pro Bono Programs
A listing from the American Bar Association of Pro Bono (no fee) legal programs statewide.
Please Note: The information provided on this page is for the benefit of our viewers only and does not represent an endorsement of the organization by the Women’s Resource Center. The Women’s Resource Center does not bear responsibility for the information within the linked websites.