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Okunade Law Client Legal Aid Fund

Empowering people, who cannot afford legal services, to not worry about court and attorney fees, but to focus on their case and their family

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Project Description

THE PROBLEM:

Imagine having a custody battle and not having the financial ability to hire a competent attorney. Many hardworking individuals find themselves in this situation. As a result, there is a rising problem of people applying for state funded legal aid, but do not qualify because they earn slightly more than the low income/poverty level requirements. State funded legal aid organizations provide a state attorney that is often overwhelmed, overworked, and under compensated at no cost to the resident. But just because someone does not qualify for a state funded legal aid, does not mean that the person can actually afford a private attorney. Let's face it. Hiring an attorney is an investment and can be expensive as the case progresses, especially in family law cases. These are also very emotional times for people involved in the family court system. Our goal is develop a client legal aid fund to help supplement at least 25 families combined through our 2 locations in Tennessee and in Indiana. 

 

HOW WE ARE SOLVING THE PROBLEM:

We have offered existing clients payment plans to help ease their temporary financial hardship. But sometimes a payment plan is still not feasible for some people when they are living paycheck to paycheck or without an income source. That is why we are starting this client legal aid fund to assist new clients with some of their legal fees and court costs. For a client to qualify, we will get proof of their income, financial declarations and tax returns (which we usually get anyways in family law cases). Our goal is to raise as much funds as possible to assist those in a financial hardship. No one should go through the family court system without an attorney. 

WHAT THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR:

The funds will strictly be used for our clients who have a financial hardship.

WHO WE ARE:

We are Attorney Yetunde (Okunade) Aird and Attorney Erika Bryant. Both of us are graduates of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. Attorney Yetunde (Okunade) Aird created her law practice in 2014 at only 28 years old, and is now operating in 2 states, Indiana and Tennessee. We work primarily in the family law courts. We cover many paternity, child support, child custody, and dissolution cases each year. We fight for mothers rights, as well as fathers rights. We also work on adoption cases. We have a heart to serve more people and we don't want those who need a competent attorney on their side, but can't afford one, to go through the complex family law system alone. Please join us in this campaign to help change the lives of others.

WHY IFUNDWOMEN?:

We believe in this crowdfunding platform to support women entrepreneurs who are seeking to do good in their communities. We are grateful for this platform, grateful for your pledges that will change lives, and we are grateful for our reward partners in this campaign who are donating their products, services, and time: Benji Aird of Airdography, Kris Christian, Founder of Chicago French Press, and Jada Davis, Author of "Get your Sh*ft in order. 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

 

  • WHEN WILL MY REWARDS SHIP? Rewards, which will be shipped for FREE, will be shipped within 30 days after the last day of the campaign.

 

  • WHEN DOES THIS CAMPAIGN END? This crowdfunding campaign ends Sunday, May 10, 2020.

 

  • AM I ABLE TO PLEDGE MORE THAN ONE REWARD? Yes, you can! We appreciate any and all pledges which are going to a great cause.

 

  • CAN I SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS? Yes, you can share this campaign with your family and friends who are also passionate about this cause! Thank you!

 

 

 

Laurie E. Adams
05/31/2020
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04/18/2020
Legacy Book Bundle
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04/10/2020
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$100
Frank Sullivan
04/06/2020
Professional Photo Shoot Bundle
$250
03/31/2020
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03/30/2020
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$50
Benji A
03/29/2020
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50.00 USD or more
Know how to hire the right attorney?

a. With your pledge of $50, you will receive an exclusive email written by Okunade Law, LLC about detailed advice on how to hire the right attorney (in any area of law) and how to understand a fee (retainer) agreement. You can use this advice for yourself or pass it on to someone that you know!

b. PLUS a Certificate of Donation! 

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Coffee Lover Bundle

a. With your pledge of $75, you will receive an exclusive email written by Okunade Law, LLC about detailed advice on how to hire the right attorney (in any area of law) and how to understand a fee (retainer) agreement. You can use this advice for yourself or pass it on to someone that you know!

b. PLUS an 8 oz bag of coffee from the prominent Chicago French Press Company, created by serial entrepreneur Kris Christian. Depending on what is available, flavors can include peach nectar, coconut creme, maple pecan, chocolate blueberry, orange cream, or original blend. 

c. PLUS a custom "I support women entrepreneurs" coffee mug.

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100.00 USD or more
Legacy Book Bundle

a. With your pledge of $100, you will receive an exclusive email written by Okunade Law, LLC about detailed advice on how to hire the right attorney (in any area of law) and how to understand a fee (retainer) agreement. You can use this advice for yourself or pass it on to someone that you know!

b. PLUS an 8 oz bag of coffee from the prominent Chicago French Press Company, created by serial entrepreneur Kris Christian. Depending on what is available, flavors can include peach nectar, coconut creme, maple pecan, chocolate blueberry, orange cream, or original blend.

c. Plus a copy of Entrepreneur/Author Jada Davis' new book, "Get Your Shift in Order" that is a transformative guide to help you keep a clear and concise record of your pertinent information and assets. Your commitment to organizing your personal information is a direct reflection of your love and respect for those that you will one day leave behind. Death is a transition and the shift of all normalcy can be earth-shattering. Save your children, siblings, spouse, partner, and next of kin the time and emotional stress by getting your SHIFT in order. Note: This guide should not replace a legal and living will. This is a written record of the location of files, paperwork, assets, and instructions for handling your personal affairs.

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150.00 USD or more
Weighted Blanket Bundle

a. With your pledge of $150, you will receive an exclusive email written by Okunade Law, LLC about detailed advice on how to hire the right attorney (in any area of law) and how to understand a fee (retainer) agreement. You can use this advice for yourself or pass it on to someone that you know!

b. PLUS an 8 oz bag of coffee from the prominent Chicago French Press Company, created by serial entrepreneur Kris Christian. Depending on what is available, flavors can include peach nectar, coconut creme, maple pecan, chocolate blueberry, orange cream, or original blend.

c. PLUS a quality Slumber Weighted Blanket by Owl & Ostrich (size is 36" x 48"), 5 pounds, poly pellet beads inside with square patches, and machine washable without taking off the cover to wash. Available colors are multi-colors of yellow, purple, green, and blue. The size is geared towards toddlers who are on the autism spectrum or have sleep disorders. But adults can also use them to lay across their lap. You can use this for yourself or for someone you know. APRIL IS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH! LET'S SUPPORT!

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Professional Photo Shoot Bundle

a. With your pledge of $250, you will receive an exclusive email written by Okunade Law, LLC about detailed advice on how to hire the right attorney (in any area of law) and how to understand a fee (retainer) agreement. You can use this advice for yourself or pass it on to someone that you know!

b. PLUS an 8 oz bag of coffee from the prominent Chicago French Press Company, created by serial entrepreneur Kris Christian. Depending on what is available, flavors can include peach nectar, coconut creme, maple pecan, chocolate blueberry, orange cream, or original blend.

c. Plus a copy of Entrepreneur/Author Jada Davis' new book, "Get Your Shift in Order" that is a transformative guide to help you keep a clear and concise record of your pertinent information and assets. Your commitment to organizing your personal information is a direct reflection of your love and respect for those that you will one day leave behind. Death is a transition and the shift of all normalcy can be earth-shattering. Save your children, siblings, spouse, partner, and next of kin the time and emotional stress by getting your SHIFT in order. Note: This guide should not replace a legal and living will. This is a written record of the location of files, paperwork, assets, and instructions for handling your personal affairs.

d. PLUS a free 30 minute professional photo shoot for your family or for your business by Mr. Benji Aird (REQUIREMENT: YOU HAVE TO LIVE IN CHATTANOOGA, TN) www.airdography.com

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Rewards

50.00 USD or more
Know how to hire the right attorney?

a. With your pledge of $50, you will receive an exclusive email written by Okunade Law, LLC about detailed advice on how to hire the right attorney (in any area of law) and how to understand a fee (retainer) agreement. You can use this advice for yourself or pass it on to someone that you know!

b. PLUS a Certificate of Donation! 

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75.00 USD or more
Coffee Lover Bundle

a. With your pledge of $75, you will receive an exclusive email written by Okunade Law, LLC about detailed advice on how to hire the right attorney (in any area of law) and how to understand a fee (retainer) agreement. You can use this advice for yourself or pass it on to someone that you know!

b. PLUS an 8 oz bag of coffee from the prominent Chicago French Press Company, created by serial entrepreneur Kris Christian. Depending on what is available, flavors can include peach nectar, coconut creme, maple pecan, chocolate blueberry, orange cream, or original blend. 

c. PLUS a custom "I support women entrepreneurs" coffee mug.

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100.00 USD or more
Legacy Book Bundle

a. With your pledge of $100, you will receive an exclusive email written by Okunade Law, LLC about detailed advice on how to hire the right attorney (in any area of law) and how to understand a fee (retainer) agreement. You can use this advice for yourself or pass it on to someone that you know!

b. PLUS an 8 oz bag of coffee from the prominent Chicago French Press Company, created by serial entrepreneur Kris Christian. Depending on what is available, flavors can include peach nectar, coconut creme, maple pecan, chocolate blueberry, orange cream, or original blend.

c. Plus a copy of Entrepreneur/Author Jada Davis' new book, "Get Your Shift in Order" that is a transformative guide to help you keep a clear and concise record of your pertinent information and assets. Your commitment to organizing your personal information is a direct reflection of your love and respect for those that you will one day leave behind. Death is a transition and the shift of all normalcy can be earth-shattering. Save your children, siblings, spouse, partner, and next of kin the time and emotional stress by getting your SHIFT in order. Note: This guide should not replace a legal and living will. This is a written record of the location of files, paperwork, assets, and instructions for handling your personal affairs.

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150.00 USD or more
Weighted Blanket Bundle

a. With your pledge of $150, you will receive an exclusive email written by Okunade Law, LLC about detailed advice on how to hire the right attorney (in any area of law) and how to understand a fee (retainer) agreement. You can use this advice for yourself or pass it on to someone that you know!

b. PLUS an 8 oz bag of coffee from the prominent Chicago French Press Company, created by serial entrepreneur Kris Christian. Depending on what is available, flavors can include peach nectar, coconut creme, maple pecan, chocolate blueberry, orange cream, or original blend.

c. PLUS a quality Slumber Weighted Blanket by Owl & Ostrich (size is 36" x 48"), 5 pounds, poly pellet beads inside with square patches, and machine washable without taking off the cover to wash. Available colors are multi-colors of yellow, purple, green, and blue. The size is geared towards toddlers who are on the autism spectrum or have sleep disorders. But adults can also use them to lay across their lap. You can use this for yourself or for someone you know. APRIL IS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH! LET'S SUPPORT!

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250.00 USD or more
Professional Photo Shoot Bundle

a. With your pledge of $250, you will receive an exclusive email written by Okunade Law, LLC about detailed advice on how to hire the right attorney (in any area of law) and how to understand a fee (retainer) agreement. You can use this advice for yourself or pass it on to someone that you know!

b. PLUS an 8 oz bag of coffee from the prominent Chicago French Press Company, created by serial entrepreneur Kris Christian. Depending on what is available, flavors can include peach nectar, coconut creme, maple pecan, chocolate blueberry, orange cream, or original blend.

c. Plus a copy of Entrepreneur/Author Jada Davis' new book, "Get Your Shift in Order" that is a transformative guide to help you keep a clear and concise record of your pertinent information and assets. Your commitment to organizing your personal information is a direct reflection of your love and respect for those that you will one day leave behind. Death is a transition and the shift of all normalcy can be earth-shattering. Save your children, siblings, spouse, partner, and next of kin the time and emotional stress by getting your SHIFT in order. Note: This guide should not replace a legal and living will. This is a written record of the location of files, paperwork, assets, and instructions for handling your personal affairs.

d. PLUS a free 30 minute professional photo shoot for your family or for your business by Mr. Benji Aird (REQUIREMENT: YOU HAVE TO LIVE IN CHATTANOOGA, TN) www.airdography.com

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