Florida Rural Legal Services

Client
Services

We are committed to providing you with the best service possible.


           Services

* Elder Law

* Housing

*Labor and Employment

* Education

* Civil Rights

* Family Security/Public Benefits

* Family Law Services

 

                                          Client Services
                                                         

Elder Law
Issues involving health care, nursing home placement, Medicaid and end of life planning issues (wills, powers of attorney and health care surrogates).

Important Announcement for Seniors and Caregivers

Housing
Matters involving tenant’s rights; home ownership and foreclosure defense, sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; foreclosure; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; and eviction defense.


Labor and Employment
Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees rights.


Education
Issues including securing students’ rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions.

Civil Rights

Matters pertaining to rights for minorities, persons with disabilities and other constitutionally protected persons.

 

Family Security/Public Benefits

Includes unemployment insurance benefits; bankruptcy, TANF (welfare) benefits; food stamps; Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, Medicare and health related issues such as access to medical services.


Family Law Services

Divorces are provided in the following counties under very specific conditions.

Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties. You must be a resident of one of the 4 counties above and not be living with your spouse. If there are children involved you must be the custodial parent.


Charlotte County...you must be a resident of Charlotte County. Divorces are provided only in matters involving children and/or domestic violence.

 

For residents of Desoto, Glades and Hendry Counties please contact the Ft. Myers Office.