What can a woman do when she is a victim of domestic violence but cannot afford a lawyer?

Sometimes women who need help about domestic violence cannot afford a lawyer. They can often receive free legal services through the local legal aid office, which can be found in the telephone book.

If she is in a shelter, a local or state domestic violence program may offer assistance. The county or state bar association may also be of assistance
with referrals to a lawyer with experience in handling domestic violence cases.