Pro Bono Referral Program and Reduced-Fee Referral Program in the Beaver County Office
Reduced-Fee Referral Program
Custody: Advice $25.00; $75.00 for preparation of a document; $150.00 for representation at conference; $40.00 per hour thereafter
Adoptions: Uncontested adoption — $25.00 for initial interview, plus $250.00 for the first 5 hours or work, plus $50.00 per hour thereafter. Contested adoption — $25.00 for initial interview, plus $500.00 for the first 10 hours of work, plus $50.00 per hour thereafter.
Divorce: Defendants – $120.00 for an entry of appearance and $40.00 per hour thereafter; Plaintiffs (no fault) – $150.00 plus $40.00 per hour for ancillary issues.
Support Conference: Representation at Conference $100.00.
Support Exceptions: Advice $25.00 for 30 minute consultation; representation at hearing is $125.00 plus $40.00 per hour thereafter.
Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 – $25.00 for 30 minute initial interview, plus $36.00 for the credit report, plus $335 for filing, plus $375.00 for the attorney fee for at total of $771.00.
Pro Bono services may be available to represent claimants at unemployment compensation referee hearings, custody defendants, Protection From Abuse petitioners, bankruptcy petitioners, and tenants in eviction proceedings.
To volunteer for one of these programs, please contact Michelle DeBord, the managing attorney of the Beaver County Office, at (724) 378-0595.