How We Help

Giving Hope Through Services

LSNF provides representation to low-income and vulnerable individuals in civil matters only. Eligibility for assistance may be based on income and assets of all members of the household and the legal problem.

LSNF serves the legal needs of children, elderly, victims of abuse, veterans, and people with disabilities. LSNF's priority areas include supporting families; preserving the home; maintaining economic stability; safety, stability and health; and serving populations with special vulnerabilities. These translate to cases involving Family Law, Housing, Public Benefits, Consumers, Employment, Education, and Health Care issues. Each case is reviewed on its own legal merits for case acceptance.

Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage)

Custody/Time Share

Adoption

Name change

Guardianships

Laws that affect individuals 60 years of age and older.

Wills & Probate

Simple estate planning

Beneficiary deeds

Powers of attorney

Health care directives

Guardianship

Elder abuse

Adult & child victims of abuse

Sexual assault

Domestic violence

Stalking

Human trafficking

Securing orders of protection and safety planning

Some family law (i.e. divorces, child custody) & housing.

Debt collection

Lending practices

Bankruptcy

Predatory lending issues

Contract issues

Unfair or deceptive sales practices

Victims of a consumer fraud

Evictions

Lease agreement dispute

Landlord disputes

Poor living conditions

Public housing issues

Title Clearing

Homeownership

Real property issues

Foreclosures

Loss or reduction in benefits

Social Security and SSI benefits

Veterans benefits

Medicaid

Medicare

Food stamps

Unemployment compensation

TANF/Temporary Assistance

Agency for Healthcare Administration advocacy.

Collection issues

Offers-in-compromise

Installment agreements and currently-not-collectible status

Audit reconsideration

Innocent and injured spouse claims

Appeals, Liens, Levies

Tax Court litigation

Identity theft

Cancellation of debt

Employment classification

FEMA benefits & appeals

Medical & property insurance claims

Home repair contractors

Replacing legal documents

Consumer protection matters, remedies and procedures

Mortgage-foreclosures

Landlord/tenant issues

Proving ownership of property

LSNF offers weekly, monthly, and one-time clinics across our the 16 counties we serve.

You can follow us on social media or check out the clinics calendar below to stay up-to-date on our upcoming events and clinics near you.

Educational programs/workshops for social service partners

Clinics are designed to help low income citizens handle a variety of legal problems.

Cinics are held throughout the year and include those by invitation from social service providers throughout the community.

Contact us to set up an outreach or learn more!

What is the Florida Community Development Legal (FCDL) Project? It is a Collaboration Between Bay Area Legal Services, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Legal Services of Greater Miami, and Legal Services of North Florida.

The FCDL Project is a regional collaboration focused on the representation of non-profit organizations and small businesses from Tallahassee/Gainesville down to the Keys.

Learn more about the Florida Community Development Legal Project here!

Service Area

LSNF provides civil legal assistance throughout 16 counties in the Florida Panhandle.

LSNF service area map by counties