Last Updated on April 25, 2022 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
It is not difficult for single mothers or other low-income families to find free or low-cost lawyers and counsel. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most reputable legal aid services to assist low-income single parents with legal issues.
LSC Legal Aid
Who They Are:
LSC is a non-profit agency that provides legal advice and assistance to low-income individuals and families. They help people in cities, suburbs, and rural areas, emphasizing renters, families with children, veterans, single mothers, farmers, disabled people, and the elderly.
What They Do:
Family law cases, federal housing subsidies cases, debt relief programs, and government benefit disputes are all covered by LSC’s free Legal Aid Program.
Legal Aid offices can be found all over the country, supporting individuals and families who may otherwise be unable to afford legal help. Legal aid may support low-income families or people with domestic abuse situations, family law problems, rental assistance issues, or public services assistance. However, specific departments, on the other hand, have various eligibility standards. To learn more about the eligibility criteria and the application program, contact your local office.
How to Find Them?
LSC supports more than 134 non-profit organizations that offer legal assistance to Americans all over the country. You can find information about the nearest LSC-funded assistance program on their website. Likewise, you can go to the Law Help website for general questions and downloadable legal forms.
Other Lawyers for Low-Income Single Mothers
Veterans Legal Assistance
Stateside Legal, also known as the Veterans Legal Assistance Program, is sponsored by PTLA and ALSP. LSC (Legal Services Corporation) launched the initiative, enabling veterans, military personnel, and their families to access government benefits, obtain free legal aid, and get updates on their legal issues.
Local Bar Association
Local Bar Associations are attorneys’ organizations. Thus, they provide lawyer referral services to help you find lawyers that can handle your particular legal problem. Lawyers who enroll in these services provide legal consultation and guidance at a discounted rate. Lawyers usually have reduced advice sessions that last about half an hour.
Remember that your local bar association will provide free volunteer lawyer projects and pro bono projects. They may also free legal seminars and self-help clinics, so ask about them. Visit the ABA website for more background and contact information for a local bar association near you.
Local Law School
Some law schools provide free or low-cost legal seminars. Therefore, this can also be a source of free legal assistance given by law students supervised by their professors. Make contact with local law schools to see if they provide these seminars and the eligibility criteria for single mother legal assistance.
Local Area Agency on Aging
The AOA may offer free or discounted legal assistance and advice to senior citizens (aged 60 and up). Your local Area Agency on Aging might also be able to provide the elderly with a variety of services. Therefore, visit the Local Area Agency on Aging’s website to locate a local agency for more information on available services.
In conclusion, there are various programs and initiatives available to provide low-income consumers with free or low-cost legal advice and representation.