Legal Services and Resources

In many cases, there are often crucial issues at stake such as dividing property and debt and the custody, visitation, and support of children. For these reasons, it is always best to talk to a lawyer when things get complicated and confusing.

If you cannot afford a lawyer, legal help is available at free or reduced fees. Organizations below can help in many areas of law beyond family law.

Free and Low-Cost Legal Aid


FLORIDA LAW HELP

Florida Law HelpFlorida Law Help –  Florida’s free legal information website and directory of all legal aid offices throughout the state.

Areas of law include: Family Law, Domestic Violence, Immigration, Housing, Public Benefits, Seniors, Consumer, Community Education, and Education.

You can find legal educational materials, sample forms, and information about the courts, community resources, and free and low-cost legal aid programs to help you with your legal problem.


FREE LEGAL ANSWERS

Free Legal Answers – This is a virtual legal advice clinic where you can ask a question and get an answer.

Free Legal AnswersThis online service is designed for people who can’t afford to pay for an attorney but have a legal question about divorce, child support, domestic violence, education, housing and much more.

How it works:
See if you qualify / Ask a question / Check your email / Log back in for your answer


THE FLORIDA BAR

Find a Lawyer / The Florida Bar Referral ServiceFlorida Bar Referral Service – This service is designed to make it easy for you to contact a lawyer if you have a legal problem … and don’t know who to call. It will place you in direct contact with The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service maintained as a public service by The Florida Bar.

Special Rates: The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service also has established Low Fee and Elderly Panels for clients in need. If your situation qualifies you for referral to one of these specialty panels, you will receive a free initial 30-minute office consultation.

Informational Phamplets and Videos: The Florida Bar offers 47 consumer pamphlets about many legal issues including divorce, adoption, wills, small claims, guardianship, and more. These pamphlets are not a substitute for hiring an attorney, but they provide basic legal information about the topics they cover. Videos are also available on select topics.


LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATION’S LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE

Local Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service – The Local Bar Association Lawyer Referral Services cover the following counties: Baker, Broward, Clay, Collier, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Nassau, Orange, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Santa Rosa, and Wakulla.


Legal Aid Near You

Information about local services can be found online through the websites listed below.


NATIONAL HELP

Legal Services Corporation

Pro Bono.net

Law Help.org