1. What can I do if I cannot afford to retain a lawyer to represent me in divorce or matrimonial proceedings?
Application for free or subsidised legal assistance
In seeking legal advice, you may approach the Free Legal Advice Scheme administered by the
Duty Lawyer Service (Tel. 2835 2500).
In seeking legal representation in court, you may try to apply to the
Legal Aid Scheme administered
by the Legal Aid Department (Tel: 2537 7677), or to the Bar Free Legal Service Scheme administered by
the Hong Kong Bar Association (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please also note that while the staff of the Family Court Registry will
give information relating to divorce procedures, they are not lawyers and they
are not permitted to offer legal advice.