Services Provided

UVLA Civil Legal Assistance

UVLA provides a range of services based on our clients’ needs that include: advice, representation, mediation and negotiation. Each month, we also offer two free legal advice opportunities that can help clients represent themselves in family law cases. Below you will find a full list of services we provide. If you have any questions regarding your legal issues or to find out if we can help, please contact us.

 

UVLA cannot provide services for a variety of cases including criminal cases, fee generating cases (such as personal injury) or traffic disputes.

UVLA provides legal assistance in the following civil matters including:

HOUSING RIGHTS

  • Public and subsidized housing eviction
  • Foreclosures
  • Landlord/tenant disputes

 

PUBLIC BENEFITS

  • Social Security eligibility and payments
  • Disability benefits

 

FAMILY LAW

  • Domestic violence issues
  • Adoptions
  • Dissolution of marriage
  • Allocation of parental responsibilities

 

ELDER LAW

  • Wills and estates
  • Old-age pension
  • Powers of attorney

 

HEALTH

  • Access to Medicaid & Medicare
  • Other insurance issues

 

CONSUMER ISSUE

  • Public utility shut-offs
  • Debt collection
  • Bankruptcy
  • Garnishment
  • Repossessions

 

OTHER

We may be able to provide legal assistance in other areas – please contact us to find out whether you are eligible for our services and whether we can assist you with your particular case.

HOW TO USE OUR SERVICES

You may contact us by telephone or by filling out one of the online forms. If you contact us by telephone a short interview will be conducted to help us determine if you qualify. When using the online forms a staff member will contact you within 3 business days.

*Financial eligibility for applicants is determined by federal poverty guidelines.  Seniors (60+) are eligible regardless of income for limited assistance.

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