Monmouth Bar Association Reduced Fee Program

About the Program

The purpose of the RFP is to provide legal assistance to lower income residents who do not qualify for Legal Aid or for Public Defender services, but who cannot afford to pay attorney’s fees at rates which would ordinarily be charged. Individuals who meet the income requirements for the program will be referred to an attorney who may represent them at a reduced rate.

The RFP will refer in the following subject areas:

Child Support Reduction/Increase
Custody Dispute
Contested Divorce
Uncontested Divorce
Post Judgment Enforcement Order
Foreclosure (Defense)
Landlord/Tenant (Tenant Only)
Name Change
Small Claims
Special Civil Part
Tort Defense
Unemployment Appeal

* (no first or second degree offenses for criminal or juvenile)
Domestic Violence
Municipal Court
Municipal Court (DWI)
Weapons/Civil Forfeiture
Post-Conviction Relief (Municipal only)
Municipal Appeals
Megan’s Law Termination

Financial Information

Clients who seek assistance through the RFP must not have household income greater than 300% of the official poverty threshold (OPT), as established by the Federal Government, and liquid assets over $5000, and own more than one home per family and one car per adult. Any person residing in the same household as client for over one year shall be considered a member of the client’s household.

How it Works

Download the application below and submit to the Reduced Fee Program, along with the application fee.