• Family Protection

  • Everyone deserves to be safe and live without fear of violence. FRLS’ legal services provide one of the most effective ways to help survivors escape from domestic violence.


    Our experienced advocates and attorneys provide representation and guidance on issues including orders of protection, parenting plans, divorce, paternity, temporary custody, and more.

    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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