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Assisted Pro Se Program
A client from our Assisted Pro Se Department
"Thank you" barely begins to describe how appreciative I am for the work you've done. You have helped me get a peaceful ending to a very rocky marriage. I never thought I would be in an abusive marriage and also never thought I would have the courage to get out Because of you I did "get out" legally and can now be myself again. Thank you so very much for your patience in answering my questions and your guidance through all of the legal documentation and proceedings. I know that, yes, I represented myself in my divorce but I did not do it on my own and for that I am truly grateful. Thank you for all of your help with getting my maiden name back and most importantly getting my life back. (Name withheld to protect the confidentiality of the client.)
APS clients are referred through domestic violence service providers, shelters, and outreach offices throughout Texas, or through the Project's hotlines, outside attorneys and counselors, and word-of-mouth. Because personal safety is the overarching concern, the participant is required to maintain an active client relationship with an individual staff member of the local family crisis center in order to receive APS services.
Since its 2003 launch, the APS program has served over 400 participants throughout Texas with the use of its Pro Se Protective Order packets and other legal help.