Library: Learn how to be your own divorce attorney

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Pro Se or self-represented litigant (SRL) divorce can be risky.  However there are some options for those unable to afford an attorney.    

Bossier Parish Central Library is hosting a Self-Represented Divorce Clinic on Saturday, July 18 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the History Center located next to the library.  Legal Services of North Louisiana, Inc. will be on hand to provide information and “will help you file your own uncontested divorce.” 

There are some requirements that have to be met in order to attend:  you MUST be a resident of Bossier Parish; meet the income requirements; bring identification; and proof of household income. 

According to the Louisiana Bar Journal, Oct/Nov 2012, some common problems litigants face are: participants filing paperwork out of order; having difficulty with the waiver of service; and having spouses served.  http://louisianalawhelp.org/

VickieHardinThe Louisiana Bar Foundation provides financial assistance to this program and is part of the Pro Bono Project.  Please call 221-8104 if you have any questions. 

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Make a note:

  • The Patron Reward Program continues.  Earn Library Loot to spend at the library.  To learn more go to www.bossierlibrary.org.
  • August 20, from 6—7p.m., the Bossier Central Book Club will meet to discuss “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt. 

New Books

Fiction

“The Iron Assassin” by Ed Greenwood

“The Night Crew” Brian Haig

“Shady Cross” by James Hankins

“I Ripper” by Stephen Hunter

“Love Is Red” by Sophie Jaff

“The Tusk That Did the Damage” by Tania James

“Love’s Rescue” by Christine Johnson

“Born of Defiance” by Sherrilyn Kenyon

“Disclaimer” by Renee Knight

“China Rich Girlfriend” by Kevin Kwan

Nonfiction

“Cake My Day” by Karen Tack

“Baking With Less Sugar” by Joanne Chang

“Nut Butters” by Mary Loudermilk

“Paleo Desserts for Dummies” by Adrian Harlan

“The Story: A Reporter’s Memoir” by Judith Miller

“American Ghost” by Hannah Nordhaus

“Resilience: Hard-won Wisdom for Living a Better Life” by Eric Greitens

“Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels” by Richard Heinberg

“I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To” by Bethenny Frankel

“Speak Now” by Kenji Yoshino

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org