Hello, I heard about you and I am asking for help. Before a year and two months our child was born. We were planning our wedding, but my boyfriend met some people, started gambling and use alcohol. After half of a year, we divorced and I came back to live with my parents and now I am raising my child alone. I tried to make an agreement with child‘s father to help raise a child – buy food, clothes, diapers, but there were only promises. According to what I know, he is not oficially employed, but is making money out of something. A week before, an employee from children rigths came and told me that father can take away my child anytime, because his living location is not assigned to me by law. I am afraid to ask for alimony, because he could threaten me to take away my boy. I don‘t know where to start and if there is even a possibility to do something.
Every year, we answer to 4,000 requests for help like this or suchlike. Since 1998, VU Law Clinic students consulted and helped to arrange documents for law processes for more than 50,000 people.
However, for many people in regions free-of-charge legal help is unaccessible. With your support we are implementing a meaningful project to reach people in regions, who often face domestic violence, are forced to deal with an exploitation at work because of fear to lose their jobs, are lonely mothers seeking to receive alimony from the father.
During the project, we will open more than 100 legal help accessibility spots at libraries and schools in regions. Person, who needs legal help, could reach VU Law Clinic consultant online, receive confidential legal documents made specially for him/her and instruction how to propose them. We plan to provide help online for 300-500 people per year. We invite you to become and important part of VU Law Clinic!