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Legal Information: Vermont
Updated: December 13, 2019
Do I need an attorney?
While it is not necessary to hire a lawyer to file for a relief from abuse case, it may be in your interest to hire an attorney, especially if the abuser is represented by one. A domestic violence organization in your area may be able to refer you to an attorney or legal aid service that will take your case for free. Go to our VT Finding a Lawyer page to find help in your area.
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