Civil Legal Assistance

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Civil Legal Assistance

Eligible clients at One Place Family Justice Center may receive free legal assistance and representation for a variety of civil legal needs that are related to their safety and flowing from issues of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, child or elder abuse.

Legal Assistance Provided by Legal Services Alabama and Family Violence Clinic - Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. Services are subject to Income Eligibility Guidelines.

Income Eligibility Guidelines

Legal Services Alabama generally has strict financial limitations for clients whose cases they can consider for representation and cannot represent clients whose household income exceeds 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Legal Services Alabama has special grants to assist vulnerable populations that are not income-based such as elder grants to assist clients age sixty and over.

  • Protection from Abuse (PFA) and Elder Abuse Protection Orders

  • Divorce

  • Child Custody

  • Child Support

  • Bankruptcy and Collection Defense

  • Wage Garnishments

  • Evictions and Foreclosures

  • Public Benefits (Food Stamps, Unemployment Compensation, SSI)

  • Criminal Defense

  • Damages or Injury Lawsuits

  • Job Discrimination Cases

  • Lawsuits Against Another Person or 

  • Business for Money, etc.