• Elder Law

  • An elder law attorney can help with any one of the following:

    • Discuss the importance of wills and estate planning, including planning for a minor or adult with special needs, probate proceedings, and other matters.
    • Create a durable power of attorney.
    • Provide help with health care and planning, including long term care options, patient rights, Medicare, and health care power of attorney.
    • Financial representation: financial planning (including durable financial power of attorney), housing opportunities and planning, income, estate, and gift tax matters.
    • Guardianship: help with the selection and appointment of a legal guardian.
    • Help locate long term care facilities and manage assisted living cost.
    • Explain nursing home resident rights and help file nursing home claims.
    • Draft a living will or other advance directives, including a durable power of attorney and long term planning documents.

    Apply for legal help

    Call during the hours listed or apply online anytime

    General Public

    Apply by phone 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Call 1-888-582-3410


    Apply by phone 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Call 1-855-771-3077

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  • Client Stories

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    (FLORIDA) - Facing repair issues in your rental property can often be a frustrating experience. In a recent Facebook Live event hosted by Florida Rural Legal Services attorney Tamara Williams and Marisol Hernandez shed light on how tenants can effectively handle repair issues while understanding...
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  • Client Story

    When “Mary” (not her real name) finally reached out to for help she was distraught, she had recently obtained an injunction for protection against her husband due to the domestic violence and abuse she had suffered in her marriage. Mary desperately wanted a different life for herself and her two small children but did not know where to begin.

    Mary reached out to Florida Rural Legal Services (FRLS) because she knew that she had to end the abuse once and for all. She needed to divorce her husband but could not afford an attorney.

    A FRLS attorney represented Mary in the divorce proceedings where she obtained child support, exclusive use and possession of the marital home, a safe parenting plan for her children, and most importantly a new beginning to live a life free from violence and control.