The Online Resource for Massachusetts Poverty Law Advocates

Family Law Advocacy for Low and Moderate Income Litigants (rev. 2008)

Jacquelynne Bowman, et al

Note:  This guide was last updated in 2008 so portions of the Guide may no longer reflect the current state of the law.

From the preface to the 1999 edition:  "The publication of this manual is the realization of a vision shared by many family law advocates ... an advocacy manual for low-income family law litigants patterned after LEGAL TACTICS: Self-Defense for Tenants in Massachusetts ... The people in this group [of authors] ... write so that you, the reader, may have a guided tour around the pitfalls of family law practice."

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