Through a grant from the Area Agency on Aging, Florida Rural Legal Services provides a wide-range of free civil legal advice and representation to seniors ages 60 and over in the 12 of 13 counties that we serve in Florida.
Our lawyers and staff handle many different legal issues for seniors, including consumer problems, family matters, elder abuse, access to healthcare, public benefits issues, housing problems and future planning (wills, living wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, Medicaid planning, and more).
We can arrange home visits if you are in a hospital or a nursing home, or if you are home bound. In addition, our staff will try to provide information and referrals for legal problems that we do not offer services for.
See below for specifics on how we can assist you.
If you need our help, please call 1-800-277-7680 to see if you qualify for our services.
If you are able to support our services, donate here.
If you can provide Pro Bono assistance, click here.
FRLS helps individuals with the following issues
- Powers of Attorney
- Living Wills
- Healthcare Surrogate forms
- Revocation of Power of Attorney
- Nursing Home Issues
- Human Rights/Disability Rights
- Exploitation of the Elderly