Bay Area Family Law

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Local Attorneys Offer Free Legal Help To Hispanic Community

The Wake County Bar Association's bi-annual “This Is The Law” program provides Spanish speaking residents a chance to get answers to their family law questions.

Wake County District Court Judge Salisbury will do a presentation in Spanish regarding family law issues such as child custody, child support and domestic violence. Following her presentation, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask speaks with attorneys about their exact circumstances and get answers to their particular questions, one-on-one. Translators will be provided, as well as refreshments.

Several attorneys from Rosen Divorce, a Raleigh law firm which practices divorce completely, have volunteered to be on hand to answer questions regarding North Carolina family law. Ketan Soni, one of the volunteers and an attorney at Rosen Divorce, says, “Family law is complex in North Carolina and we want to be sure that everyone, not just those who can afford an attorney, understands their legal rights and responsibilities, especially with respect to child support and child custody issues. We often talk to people who don’t realize that the law provides for immediate spousal support in the case where a dependent spouse is left with bills to pay and children to feed. Or that hitting one’s spouse is against the law in North Carolina and that the victim doesn’t have to press charges in order to get help. The Hispanic community has a right to this information too and we’re grateful to our community partners for providing translators to help us get the word out.”

This free community event is presented by The Wake County Bar Association, The City of Raleigh Department of Community Services, St. Rafael Catholic Church, The Society For Hispanic Professionals, El MEXICAN, and El Pueblo.


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